Kitty Kemp- Baring Head restoration

$520 donated
Given by 8 generous donors in 7 weeks

To continue The Baring Head Restoration project that Kitty was passionate about.


Bill and Kitty lived at Baring head for a number of years so were very passionate about the restoration project started up by the late Colin Ryder.

Instead of buying flowers etc the family thought it would be more fitting if people donated to The Friends of Baring Head ( via Colins page).

Friends of Baring Head was set up to support management of the Baring Head part of East Harbour Regional Park. It has helped achieve:

• Restoration of the historic pumphouse

• Replacement of asbestos roofs on the lighthouse buildings and basic fixes to the buildings.

• External painting of the generator house, one of the houses, the garage, and the sheds

• Conversion of the garage into a volunteer base

• Conversion of the generator house into a day shelter and story hub

• Retirement from grazing of most of the river valley

• Planting of thousands of trees

• Protection of coastal wetlands and turf communities

• Protection of a large gully on the south coast

• Implementation of a complete trapping network across the area

• Control of a wide range of weeds

• Initiation of a rare plant programme

• Initiation of an invertebrate conservation programme

• Protection of the banded dotterels during nesting

• Provision of seats for visitors

About us

Friends of Baring Head supports the management of the Baring Head part of East Harbour Regional Park. We provide funds and volunteers for restoration of the natural and historic heritage of the park.

Use of funds (go directly to the Charity)

One of the projects that Colin had approved and was promoting, chosen by the family, probably lighthouse compound amenity and interpretation development.

Fran Shepherd's involvement (page creator)

A fantastic project restoring Bill and Kitty's history

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Latest donations

Toye on 13 May 2021
Thinking of you Tans and family ❤❤
Kevin and Anna-Marie Kemp & Family
Kevin and Anna-Marie Kemp & Family on 13 May 2021
Sending love from Kevin, Anna-Marie and family. Xx
Nina on 13 May 2021
Thinking of you all xx
Helana on 13 May 2021
To, my lovely neighbors. Gwen ,Tiki and Tania, Jonnie, Fran, Maddy and Scarlet. Thinking of you all at this very hard time. RIP Kitty Kemp nee Jones coal miners daughter. You will be greatly missed. Love u lots fly high you amazingly beautiful talented lady reunited with the love of your life Bill god help them up there now.🥰😘 Love the Jones's xx
Dean on 10 May 2021
Keep up the great work

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This campaign started on 10 May 2021 and ended on 30 Jun 2021.