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… sharing her dad Stephen ‘Beau’ Waller’s story in loving memory …. a brother to Marj and Gladys “My Dad was your quintessential Aussie Bloke, full of Aussie idioms like “fair dinkum”, “pass the dead horse”, “want to go watch the fish jump”, “I’m going to see a man about a dog” and many moreContinue reading “Angela”


…is sharing her and her sister’s story in loving memory of Gladys, who recently passed away. “People don’t always realise I was born here; mostly people who’ve come from Adelaide say, ‘where are you from,’ and I say, ‘I’ve always lived here.’ Our dad was born over here and he was from a big family.Continue reading “Marj”


“I am fourteen years old and I grew up on the island. My family and me live on a farm just outside of Parndana but at the moment I travel back and forth between here and Adelaide where I attend school. I started collecting bread tags about two years ago after someone told me aboutContinue reading “Regan”


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Meet the amazing Humans of Kangaroo Island

A film and literature festival at Parndana Town Hall on 8th – 10th October 2021 celebrating resilience in any aspect of life and spanning over two ticketed evenings and one FREE Sunday morning family session. A community and fundraising event to bring us all together showcasing the versatility, culture, identity and history of our island people, organised by Humans of Kangaroo Island in collaboration with Smart Future Creative. This event has been made possible by funding from the Kangaroo Island Tourism Alliance, Country SA PHN and Junction Australia.

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Fundraising to make an impact

Total funds raised: $62,310.00

Update, 30th June 2021 – Thanks to the Hospital Research Foundation’s support and large donation, Humans of Kangaroo Island has now received and packed 75 more PPE kits and safety equipment for local farm firefighters which will be handed out over the next few weeks.

Update, 15th February 2021 – Humans of Kangaroo Island have now also equipped 20 farm firefighters who lost their communication device in the 2019/20 bushfires with replacement UHF’s and car kits. Six strategically located Quick fill pumps have been located around the island to help the community in a severe fire season again. Thank you to The Hospital Research Foundation for their ongoing support with this project. Also a big thank you to locals Brad Jamieson from Jamieson Marine and Peter Ingram from Ingram’s Home and Hardware for helping me organise and hand out the pumps and UHFs. There is no I in team and I couldn’t do it without your support, much appreciated.


People make a place. Kangaroo Island is a tight-knit community of hard-working, positive and self-motivated individuals from all parts of the world that keep inspiring each other every day in every way. Here you find people passionate about farming, food, art, animals and nature and you feel home in a heartbeat as you’re accepted into this warm and welcoming place.

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