#025 Extra - Creating the Kachana Vision
A conversation with Jacqueline Henggeler
The story of Kachana Station and its success is steeped in a family’s adventure. Jacqueline Henggeler is the Swiss paediatric nurse who joined Chris in the remote East Kimberley with their 3 children, to follow a vision for living together as a family on the land.
It has been rich, and challenging. From sleeping in the back of a ute in the early days, to home schooling, to facing down the deep trials of life, she has ultimately revelled in a path less travelled.
Jacqui’s insights on the broader project that Chris spearheaded, of regenerating the land, present a fascinating and moving outsider’s view of sorts. Including into how they’ve made it work as a family, financially and socially, how she has sustained a life many couldn’t, and ultimately how her work with the local indigenous folk has taught her the most important thing in life.
You'll hear the sounds of family in the background of this podcast. As with the main episode at Kachana, and consistent with the theme of this podcast, we wouldn’t dream of editing that out.
Barcarolle 'Tales of Hoffman', by Jacques Offenbach, from the soundtrack of Life is Beautiful.