Kangaroo Island's babies of COVID-19

Kangaroo Island families during the COVID-19 pandemic may not have been able to show-off their newest family member in the traditional ways, so The Islander is taking the opportunity to introduce the latest Island residents to the community.

Eleven of the Island's new babies can be seen on Page 2 of the July 16 edition and we thank all the proud mum and dads that sent in their new additions.

We had one late entry, who ironically was born premature at the height of the pandemic, resulting in real dramas.

It's been hard to celebrate milestones with the pandemic but Charlotte Ada Evans' family was there to greet her with a bannner.

Charlotte was born on April 22 at the KI Health Services hospital and it was only a short trip home in Kingscote.

"The midwives, doctors and nursing staff were all amazing despite the additional challenges presented by Covid-19," mum Jessie said.

Proud dad Alex Laver was keen to show off his new daughter Elsie Ann Laver, born March 18 at the Women's and Children's Hospital Adelaide.

"It was a tough time but nice to be able to share our news with the Island," Alex said.

Fellow proud dad Tristin Zeman of Penneshaw was also keen to have his new daughter Frances Wren Zeman included.

"I consider myself a local residing here at Penneshaw for 10 plus years and my partner for two years. If you could include our beautiful daughter it would really make our day as my great grandmother just past away," Tristin said.

Ivy Anne Veitch, born June 11, to Simon and Marissa Veitch of MacGillivray is a seventh generation Islander on Marissa's maternal side of the family.

Charlotte Ada Evans

Great idea guys!!

  • Baby's name: Charlotte Ada Evans
  • Parents and siblings names: Jessie and Thomas Evans, Sister of Eleanor Bea Evans
  • Town of residence: Kingscote

Charlotte was born at KIHS on the 22nd of April, the midwives, doctors and nursing staff were all amazing despite the additional challenges presented by Covid-19.

Elsie Ann Laver

It was a tough time but nice to be able to share our news with the Island. Elsie Ann Laver born 18th March 2020 at the Women's and Children's Hospital Adelaide. Parents - Alex & Deb Laver of Kingscote. Pictures with her siblings oldest brother Lenny (holding Elsie) and younger brother Sidney.

Indie Suzanne Edwards

Baby - Indie Suzanne Edwards, born on 12th June 2020, 6p8oz. Parents- Jake Edwards & Kristyn Turner. Siblings- Riley, Lylah, Archie, Harlow. Nepean Bay/Kingscote.

Cruz Clayton John Linke

Cruz Clayton John Linke was born on the 19th of March 2020, 6:50pm 7pound 14ouncesResidents of PenneshawMum- Lauren StewartDad- Clayton LinkeHallie 6Lyla 3

Frances Wren Zeman

I consider myself a local residing here at Penneshaw for 10+ years and my partner for two years if you could include our beautiful daughter it would really make our day as my great grandmother just past away.

My daughters names is Frances Wren Zeman. The fathers name is Tristin John Zdenek Zeman and the mothers name is Ellen Louise Hannigan.

Mason Robert Neville

25 May 2020, Son of Michael & Kelly Neville, Brother to Logan Neville, Penneshaw,

Charlotte Mary Riggs

Charlotte Mary Riggs born 28/1/20Daughter to Anthea Manuel and Henry Riggs of Gosse

Harrison Bo Tame

Harrison Bo Tame, Parents: Fiona, Nathen & big brother Eli Tame. Town of residence: Kingscote Photo by Coastal Babies

Lara Gemma Johnston

Baby's name: Lara Gemma Johnston, Born: 19th of May, Parents: Ebony Merlo and Sean Johnston, Siblings: big brother Tyler Lock and big sister Mikayla Lock, Town of residence: Kingscote

Ivy Anne Veitch

We welcomed our first Daughter Ivy Anne Veitch on the 11/06/2020 at 10:52am at the Women's Children's Hospital weighing 3.02kg and measuring 48cm long. Simon & Marissa Veitch of MacGillivray, she's a 7th generation Islander on my maternal side of the family.

Augustine James River Asalemo

Photo of baby Augustine James River Asalemo aka Gus! born the 19th May 2020

Mum - Lucy McNaught Dad - Richard Asalemo Sister - Emily Asalemo All From Kingscote

Leo Anderson

  • Baby's name : Leo Anderson
  • Parents and siblings' names : Parents: Rebecca Warner and Thomas Anderson. Brothers : Tylor Anderson and Nate Anderson
  • Town of residence Kingscote Kangaroo island

We also have two more late entries!

Evie June Fryar was born April 24 at the KI Health Service hospital to Thomas and Kirby Fryar (née Turner), a little sister to Mack and Myla.

Evie is a seventh generation Islander!

Elliot Daniel Florance was born April 8 at 8.16pm weighing 6 pounds 7ounces to mum and dad, Sarah O'Donnell and Sam Florance.

Hudson Newbold Trethewey

Born at Kingscote Hospital, 8lbs 14oz ( 4.01kg) on February 12, 2020 at 3.30pm.

A 7th generation baby for the Island, descending from Elizabeth Newbold who came to the island in 1878, hence his middle name. - Courtney Trewethey.

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