From The Heart: A Mini Film Fest

EVENT DATES: 17th-18th November 2018

Join us in the heartland of Kangaroo Island and be moved, inspired and uplifted by six beautiful documentaries that tell stories from around Australia. There will be stunning platters and sweets from D’Estrees Bakery featuring Kangaroo Island produce and a bar run by the Parndana Progress Association.

Date:  17th-18th November 2018
Venue: Parndana Town Hall
Address:  Wedgewood Road, Parndana, SA
Time:  7:00-10:30pm
Entry:  $25 per night
Bookings: Please book through Ticket Bo 

Parndana is a small community in the “heartland” of Kangaroo Island that was established after the Second World War to support the Island’s Soldier Settlement Scheme. Returned soldiers and their families began to arrive in the area in 1948 and occupied huts brought from a former internment camp. They began to move onto their farms in 1951. A total of 174 families came to live in the area, almost doubling Kangaroo Island’s population by 1954. The Town Hall was opened on the 27th of September 1965. The hall was planned for many months before it was constructed, and a vote was held to gauge community support. In Parndana the vote alone was 493 yes and 21 no. When designing the hall the architect estimated a cost of around 17,500 pounds, and the members of the Parndana Community had to raise around 5,000 pounds of that. The remainder was funded by the state government. The Hall was at the centre of the very close knit community of soldier settlers and their families for many years.

Visit the Parndana Town Hall page.