Members are welcome to contribute their own research relevant to the history of Kangaroo Island - on the understanding that it may be accepted and published "as is" .  See conditions at the foot of this page.

Flinders chase and early south coast settlers v. 29.03.2021 - research by Geoffrey Chapman

Keywords: North Cape, Point Marden,  Cape Borda, George & Joyce Lonzar, James Ransome Goodiar, Walter Norman, John Wright, William Chapman, George Granger, John Hirst, John Knuckey, Ted Burgess, Rocky River Homestead,  Cape de Couedic lighthouse, West Bay, Karratta, Grassdale, Harriet River, Kaiwarra Station, Hawks Nest, White Lagoon, bushfires, Charlie May, Annie Bates, John Bates, John Tiggemann, William Chapman, Adolph “Bob” Tiggemann, William Boxer, Alf Stirling, diprotodon fossils, Harry & Violet Hansen, Kelly Hill caves, Colin Bond, tourist, bee farm, apiarist, John Masterman, Koala Park, wallaby & possum hunting, Kelly's Hill, Klemm Edwards, Eleanor River, Stunsail Boom River, Tilka Hut,  Mount Pleasant, William Ellis Batts, Roy Pender, Harold & Edward Seager, Western River, John Sheridan.

John Hirst of Snug Cove (subpage) - research by Geoffrey Chapman (v. 3 Jan 2019)

Keywords: Elizabeth Hirst, Edward Burgess, Maurie Burgess, Ross Chapman, Paney sheep station Gawler Ranges, Arcoona, Andrew Wooldridge, timber cutting, sawmill, mail, wool, Lily Edwards, Edward De Mole, Frederick Carrington

Sawmill at Cygnet River (subpage) - research by Geoffrey Chapman (v. 25 Feb 2018)

Keywords: Calnan, Jerry Martin’s Jetty, Duck Lagoon,  James Ransome Goodiar, sleepers, Adelaide Gawler Railways, Branch Creek, De Mole River, Kangaroo Beach, Henry Boxall, Henry Stenning, SA Company’s Shack at ex-Governor Henry Wallen’s farm,  Harry Bates, Marto, Walter Norman, John Wright snr.,  George and Emma Woollard, William Chapman, Bugsby's Hole, barge, raft, tenders, millwright Mexen, flour, goats.

Schools on K.I. - research by Geoffrey Chapman (v. 23 Feb 2018)

Keywords: Leonie Bell & Fay Davidson booklet, “A history of Kangaroo Island Schools 1836 to 1980", 

Granger connection - research by Geoffrey Chapman (1 April 2020)

Chapman Family Tree - research by Geoffrey Chapman (v.1 Jan 2017)

" I have added my family tree file ...  - bit long winded but it should fill in the gaps. Still have a few gaps especially about William Thompson and Jack Rix [ his Grandson]--something does not add up and is possibly Jack was adopted ??? but by whom???..."

William Chapman - research by Geoffrey Chapman (2 Nov 2019)

This story of the life of William Chapman has been the collection of research work and family stories and as such, misinterpretation of events there may be some inaccuracies. Trying to interpret those early attitudes, life and working condition of the 1830’s is difficult and hard for the current descendants in the 2000’s. However, this is probably fairly good outline of his history. - Geoffrey Chapman 2 November 2019

The First Jetty  (subpage) - research by Geoffrey Chapman  (v 25 Jan 2019)

Bonavestura, Perservance & Grainger's mine - Geoffrey Chapman (26 Feb 2017)

Found a map which shows Grainger's mine- the Perseverance and Bonaventura mines area little to the east. Found them by using  the Lat and Long on a topographical map- too a few minutes but it solved my question where they are. I was told the mines were at the headquarters of the Cygnet River i.e. Camel Back / Bark hut area but in fact they are  about 3 Km SE of Amen Corner! - G.C.

KI Family and Community Archives - a proposal - Neville Cordes 2018

KI History Pavilion - a proposal - Neville Cordes 2018

KI Sealers (subpage) - research by Geoffrey Chapman v.3. 26 July 2019

KI Tourmaline mining - research by Geoffrey Chapman (v. 25 Jan 2019)

Soldiers research (subpage) by Jo-anne Overton

Who swam across Backstairs Passage?  (subpage)- research by Geoffrey Chapman (v. 1 Dec 2019)

Alfred Charles Burgess - research by Geoffrey Chapman, submitted Feb 2020.

George Fireball Bates's son, John Batis (subpage) - research by Geoffrey Chapman, submitted April 2020

Early Post Offices on KI - research by Geoffrey Chapman, submitted 2 May 2020

Animals introduced on K.I. (subpage) - research by Geoffrey Chapman, Facebook 16 July 2020

Ivy Barratt's Life Story - research by Mark Barratt 2021.   

An abridged and edited version of this story has been published in the KIPA members newsletter in two parts- Part 1 KIPA Newsletter No 81 May 2021, Part 2 KIPA Newsletter  No 82 July 2021

Mining on Kangaroo Island from 1837 to 1950 - research by Geoffrey Chapman, submitted 3 May 2022

Gems, minerals. Gold, sapphires, rubies, zircon crystals, tourmaline. Kohinoor Gold Mine, Western River Silver and Lead mine, rutile sand mines, copper, tin, manganese. Goyder’s Ranges Goldfields, Starvation Camp Goldfields, Rainbow-end Gold Mine, Perseverance Mine, Cuttlefish Bay Gold Mine,  G Granger, G Woolard, Hamilton & A Daw. Bonaventura Mine. Cuttlefish gold mine.  Thomas Ward, Martin Tilka & R Nelson. Kangaroo Island Gold Proprietary Syndicate, quartz, arsenical pyrites, Black-Spider Tin Mine. Chronology.

Kangaroo Island Gems - research by Geoffrey Chapman, submitted 3 May 2022

Gold, sapphires, rubies, zircon crystals, tourmaline, diamonds, emeralds, amethyst, topaz. Monazite. Snug Cove, Eleanor River, Karatta station. Rosengarten & Borrow. Aorangi Gem Mine.

Eucalyptus Oil Manufacturing on K.I. - research by Geoffrey Chapman 19 March 2022

Eucalyptol. Medicinal, industrial, perfumery. Flotation separation of base-metal ores., JosephBosisto "Parrot" brand. 'Eucalyptus Mallee Company'. Felton-Grimwade Company. Influenza epidemic of 1919.  Eucalyptus cneorifolia, narrow-leaf. Tom Margrie, Richard Lovering. F. H. Faulding, G. N. Birk, A. N. Bickford’s, D. J. Fowler, Lion, Adelaide chemists. Export. Stew-pot stills. Steam factory factories. Employment. Bev and Larry Turner,  Emu Ridge factory. George F. Barnes. Jeff Lowe. Woods & Company’s ‘Lubra Brand'. 'Kangaroo brand. 'Emu" brand. Clarry A. Margrie, Martin Tilka, Hinch brothers at Cygnet river, Thomas McGuire, H. J. Wiadrowski still at MacGillivray, Ted Burgess, 'Dreadnought' brand, Fernview.  George Weatherspoon, Duck Lagoon. Ted Buick. Ethel K. Bates. Aboriginal medicine.

Dene Cordes interviews Jim Tiggerman 16.02.1985

submitted by Geoffrey Chapman 13 June 2022

Sydney HUDSON and descendants

submitted by Geoffrey Chapman 27 August 2022See also Descendants Report 

Introduction of Bees

submitted by Geoffrey Chapman 14 October 2022

1836 Ships : Duke of YorkRapid, Cygnet, John Pirie, Lady Mary Pelham, Emma, Africaine, Tam O'Shanter  (sub-pages)

research by Anthea Taylor

Religions on Kangaroo Island

submitted by Geoffrey Chapman 2 May 2023

Emily and Fanny Boxall were Nurrell (subpage)

submitted by Paul Stretton 30 Dec 2023

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