Chapman, Richard

Richard CHAPMAN

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Richard's father was

William Henry CHAPMAN was born 03 Jan 1820 in Woolich, Kent, England and died 12 May 1881 in drowned at sea, with wife, Nepean Bay, K.I.. He married Jane Haulkerston BLYTH 31 Jul 1848 in Adelaide, SA. She was born ABT 1822 and died 12 May 1881 in drowned at sea, with husband, Nepean Bay, K.I..

Other events in the life of William Henry CHAPMAN

Occupation: 4th keeper of the Cape Borda lighthouse.

Burial: in Penneshaw Cemetery, SA

Immigration: 16 Nov 1838 in Rajasthan

Richard's sister was

Elizabeth CHAPMAN was born 1854 in Amherst, Victoria and died 12 Feb 1934 in Largs Bay, SA. She married Samuel William James BUCK 12 Mar 1877 in Mitcham, SA. He was born 16 May 1850 in Albert Town, SA and died 24 May 1928 in North Cape, Kangaroo Island, SA, son of William Henry BUCK and Elizabeth HANNON.

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Descendants

Generation 1

1. Richard (Old Dick) CHAPMAN was born 08 Jun 1849 in Port Adelaide, SA and died 25 Nov 1923 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Eliza Jane Sylvia THOMPSON 12 Mar 1877 in Mitcham, SA. She was born 08 Mar 1858 in Encounter Bay, SA to parents Thomas Clark and Mary "Louisa" Stone nee Conner and died 13 Jun 1952 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA, adopted daughter of William THOMPSON and Jane THOMAS. Eliza was the sister of Robert Clark born 20th Oct 1851 at Encounter Bay. She died 13 Jun 1952 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

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Burial: 26 Nov 1923 in Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island

Children of Richard (Old Dick) CHAPMAN and Eliza Jane Sylvia THOMPSON:

i. Sylvia Jane CHAPMAN was born 07 Feb 1878 in Timber Creek Hut, Hawksnest, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 11 Apr 1879 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA

ii. 2. Richard William (Will) CHAPMAN was born 15 Mar 1880 in Harriet River Station, Kangaroo Island,SA and died 23 May 1966 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island,SA

iii. 3. Marsden Blyth (Tot) CHAPMAN was born 26 Jan 1883 in Port Marsden, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 19 May 1971 in Norwood, SA

iv. 4. Gladys Sylvia CHAPMAN was born 26 Apr 1889 in Kangaroo Island, SA and died 14 Jun 1982 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

Generation 2

2. Richard William (Will) CHAPMAN was born 15 Mar 1880 in Harriet River Station, Kangaroo Island,SA and died 23 May 1966 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island,SA. He married Sarah Mary SNELLING 12 Oct 1902 in Brownlow, Kangaroo Island, SA. She was born 09 Jun 1883 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 17 Jul 1975 in Magill, SA, daughter of George SNELLING and Eliza Ann CALNAN.

Other events in the life of Richard William (Will) CHAPMAN

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943 in Point Marsden, Kangaroo Island

Burial: 24 May 1966 in Kingscote Cemetery. Kangaroo Island, SA

Children of Richard William (Will) CHAPMAN and Sarah Mary SNELLING:

i. 5. Ailsa Irene (Rene) CHAPMAN was born 24 Feb 1903 in Kent Town, SA and died 29 Jun 1986 in Angaston, SA

ii. 6. Marsden Lloyd Charles CHAPMAN was born 03 Sep 1904 in North Cape, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 08 Dec 1976 in Adelaide, SA

iii. 7. William Ross (Ross) CHAPMAN was born 22 Jan 1906 in Exeter, SA and died 29 May 1984 in Adelaide, SA

iv. 8. Sylvia Eliza CHAPMAN was born 05 Mar 1907 in Point Marsden, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 19 Sep 1974

v. 9. Ettie Blyth CHAPMAN was born 01 Jul 1909 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 09 Jun 1998 in Bellevue Heights, SA

vi. 10. Richard Clement CHAPMAN was born 11 Sep 1910 in North Cape, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 03 Oct 1989 in Brighton South, SA

vii. 11. Maxwell George CHAPMAN was born 08 Nov 1911 in Point Marsden, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 06 Mar 1992 in Sellicks Beach, SA

viii. 12. Robert Denzil CHAPMAN was born 17 Jan 1914 in Point Marsden, Kangaroo Island, SA, and died 10 Jul 1968 in Adelaide, SA

ix. 13. Sybil Joyce CHAPMAN was born 09 Feb 1916 in North Cape, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 14 Apr 2005 in Adelaide, SA

x. 14. Jack CHAPMAN was born 16 Jan 1918 in North Cape, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 13 Mar 2013 in Adelaide, SA

xi. 15. Myra CHAPMAN was born 08 Sep 1919 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 23 Apr 2004 in Gold Coast, Qld

xii. 16. Stella CHAPMAN was born 13 Oct 1920 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 01 Apr 1996

xiii. 17. Olga CHAPMAN was born 11 Jan 1922 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 30 May 2013 in Adelaide, SA

xiv. 18. Noel CHAPMAN was born 25 Feb 1924 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 12 Nov 2010

3. Marsden Blyth (Tot) CHAPMAN was born 26 Jan 1883 in Port Marsden, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 19 May 1971 in Norwood, SA. He married Mary Adelaide FLORANCE 24 Sep 1906 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. She was born 12 Aug 1874 in Payneham, SA and died 11 Aug 1966 in Norwood, SA, daughter of John Biggen FLORANCE and Martha BISHOP.

Other events in the life of Marsden Blyth (Tot) CHAPMAN

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

Burial: 22 May 1971 in Kingscote Cemetery. Kangaroo Island, SA

Children of Marsden Blyth (Tot) CHAPMAN and Mary Adelaide FLORANCE:

i. Alice Miriam Mary CHAPMAN was born 09 Nov 1907 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 12 Nov 1988 in SA

ii. 19. Richard Lewis Bussel CHAPMAN was born 13 Jul 1909 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 01 Nov 1994 in Victoria

iii. John Marsden CHAPMAN was born 26 Dec 1911 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 09 Jan 1996

iv. 20. Walter Frank (Frank) (Wuffy) CHAPMAN was born 15 Nov 1913 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 13 Aug 1996 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

4. Gladys Sylvia CHAPMAN was born 26 Apr 1889 in Kangaroo Island, SA and died 14 Jun 1982 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married Frank Edward Robert KAESEHAGEN 07 May 1923 in Kingscote,Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 04 Jun 1894 in Adelaide, SA and died 18 Sep 1977, son of Edward Carl Hermann KAESEHAGEN and Annie Gravener MULLIN.

Other events in the life of Gladys Sylvia CHAPMAN

Burial: in Kingscote Cemetery, SA

Electoral roll: BET 1941 & 1943 in Shoal Bay, Kangaroo Island

Generation 3

5. Ailsa Irene (Rene) CHAPMAN was born 24 Feb 1903 in Kent Town, SA and died 29 Jun 1986 in Angaston, SA. She married Alfred James TURNER 28 Apr 1926 in Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 23 Apr 1905 in Bay of Shoals, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 03 Apr 1973, son of William Thomas TURNER and Mary Catherine Isabel COOK. They divorced 1944.

Other events in the life of Ailsa Irene (Rene) CHAPMAN

Residence: in Millicent, SA

Baptism: 15 Dec 1910 in St Albans, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

Electoral roll: 1939 in Point Marsden, Kangaroo Island

6. Marsden Lloyd Charles CHAPMAN was born 03 Sep 1904 in North Cape, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 08 Dec 1976 in Adelaide, SA. He married Thelma Annie VERRALL 26 Jul 1941 in Houghton, SA. She was born 07 Mar 1921 in Norwood, SA. They divorced 1964.

Other events in the life of Marsden Lloyd Charles CHAPMAN

Baptism: 15 Dec 1910 in St Albans, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

Electoral roll: 1939 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

7. William Ross (Ross) CHAPMAN was born 22 Jan 1906 in Exeter, SA and died 29 May 1984 in Adelaide, SA. He married Gladys Amy SAVILLE 04 Feb 1933 in Adelaide, SA. She was born 21 Feb 1910 in Seville, SA and died 14 Oct 1988.

Other events in the life of William Ross (Ross) CHAPMAN

Burial: in Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

8. Sylvia Eliza CHAPMAN was born 05 Mar 1907 in Point Marsden, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 19 Sep 1974. She married Stanley Eric BELL 26 Nov 1925 in Res of R W Chapman North Cape, K.I., SA. He was born 12 Sep 1903 in Wisanger, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 01 Jun 1974, son of Alfred Douglas BELL and Emma Mary TURNER.

Other events in the life of Sylvia Eliza CHAPMAN

Baptism: 15 Dec 1910 in St Albans, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943 in Middle River, Kangaroo Island

Burial: 21 Sep 1974 in Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

9. Ettie Blyth CHAPMAN was born 01 Jul 1909 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 09 Jun 1998 in Bellevue Heights, SA. She married Ronald Allan Dudley HUGHES 26 Mar 1931 in Adelaide, SA. He was born 15 Feb 1910 in North Kensington, SA and died 05 Jun 1953 in Adelaide, SA, son of Herbert Headland HUGHES and Sophia Eunice STEER.

Other events in the life of Ettie Blyth CHAPMAN

Baptism: 15 Dec 1910 in St Albans Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

10. Richard Clement CHAPMAN was born 11 Sep 1910 in North Cape, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 03 Oct 1989 in Brighton South, SA. He married Thelma Jean COOTE 23 Sep 1933 in Adelaide, SA. She was born 21 Mar 1913 in Encounter Bay, SA and died 21 Jun 1996 in Daw Park, SA, daughter of Sydney Laurence COOTE and Maggie May SIMOUNDS.

Other events in the life of Richard Clement CHAPMAN

Burial: in Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island

Baptism: 15 Dec 1910 in St Albans, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

11. Maxwell George CHAPMAN was born 08 Nov 1911 in Point Marsden, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 06 Mar 1992 in Sellicks Beach, SA. He married Phyllis May OUTTEN 28 Oct 1931 in Adelaide, SA. She was born 02 May 1914 in Parkside, SA and died 04 May 2004 in Millicent, SA, daughter of Arthur Montague OUTTEN and Kate HOY.

Other events in the life of Maxwell George CHAPMAN

Electoral roll: 1939 in labourer, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

12. Robert Denzil CHAPMAN was born 17 Jan 1914 in Point Marsden, Kangaroo Island, SA, and died 10 Jul 1968 in Adelaide, SA. He married Audrey Kathleen Effie DUNGEY 11 Jun 1938 in Noarlunga, SA. She was born 19 Jul 1917 in Noarlunga, SA and died 02 Feb 2005, daughter of Arthur James DUNGEY and Effie Sarah May SHORT.

13. Sybil Joyce CHAPMAN was born 09 Feb 1916 in North Cape, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 14 Apr 2005 in Adelaide, SA. She married Archie Henry McKINNON 05 Oct 1940 in Prospect, SA.

Other events in the life of Sybil Joyce CHAPMAN

Electoral roll: 1939 in Point Marsden, Kangaroo Island

14. Jack CHAPMAN was born 16 Jan 1918 in North Cape, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 13 Mar 2013 in Adelaide, SA. He married Ada Mena McINTYRE 04 Nov 1944 in Woodville, SA. She died 05 Jan 1973. He married Gladys May JACQUES. She died 20 Nov 1995.

Other events in the life of Jack CHAPMAN

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

15. Myra CHAPMAN was born 08 Sep 1919 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 23 Apr 2004 in Gold Coast, Qld. She married Bruce James RETALLACK 23 Aug 1942 in Adelaide, SA. He was born 31 Jan 1916 in Mile End. SA and died 28 Nov 2005.

Other events in the life of Myra CHAPMAN

Baptism: 03 Dec 1922 in St Albans Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

16. Stella CHAPMAN was born 13 Oct 1920 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 01 Apr 1996. She married Keith Garbett FLETCHER 20 Feb 1943 in Glenelg, SA. He was born 22 Jun 1915 in North Croydon, SA and died 26 Jun 1969 in Norwood, SA. She married John DRAGOVICH. He was born 02 Apr 1919 and died 07 Nov 2007.

17. Olga CHAPMAN was born 11 Jan 1922 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 30 May 2013 in Adelaide, SA. She married Rupert Murray DURDIN 25 Apr 1946. He was born 11 Jul 1923 in Kadina, SA. They divorced 1954. She married Arthur AYRES 22 Feb 1967. He was born 22 Jun 1908 and died 18 Apr 1980 in Adaminaby, NSW.

18. Noel CHAPMAN was born 25 Feb 1924 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 12 Nov 2010. He married Kathleen Winifred CRASE 01 Jun 1946 in Adelaide, SA.

19. Richard Lewis Bussel CHAPMAN was born 13 Jul 1909 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 01 Nov 1994 in Victoria. He married Elizabeth Fairbairn (Bess) DREW 30 Dec 1934 in Narracoorte, SA. She was born 03 Mar 1909 in Woodchester, SA and died 16 Oct 1997, daughter of Francis George DREW.

Other events in the life of Richard Lewis Bussel CHAPMAN

Baptism: 20 Sep 1909 in St Albans Church, Kingscote

20. Walter Frank (Frank) (Wuffy) CHAPMAN was born 15 Nov 1913 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 13 Aug 1996 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Martha Hope (Pops) TASSELL 08 Jun 1940. She was born 19 Dec 1911 in Adelaide, SA and died 04 Mar 1981 in Adelaide, SA, daughter of Gladys Estella TASSELL.

Other events in the life of Walter Frank (Frank) (Wuffy) CHAPMAN

Burial: in Kingscote Cemetery, SA

Baptism: 10 May 1914 in St Albans Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island


Last updated 8 Dec 2020

About CHAPMAN, Richard

RICHARD CHAPMAN, agriculturist and grazier, Point Marsden, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, is the only son of the late Mr. William Chapman, of the same place, this gentleman having embarked for South Australia in 1836 by the sailing vessel "Rajasthan." Being under engagement with the late Major Allen, he proceeded direct to Tapley Hill, and it was not until 1855 that he settled at Antechamber Bay, on Kangaroo Island. Here he combined the industries of farming and fishing, and subsequently removed to Cape Borda to undertake the duties of lighthouse-keeper, in which connection he continued for about eighteen months. He afterwards accepted the contract for landing the English mails at Glenelg, which he retained for a similar period, and in 1863 came again to the island, taking up some sections of land on the Cygnet River from the South Australian Company, which he farmed for about two years. He then acquired some fourteen square miles under lease from the Government, at Point Marsden, and later on purchased an additional fifty-six acres, and on the combined properties carried on agricultural and grazing operations until the time of his decease in the year 1880. The subject of this memoir was born at Port Adelaide in 1849, and was associated with his father in his various enterprises until the death of the latter gentleman.

About this period the territory known as the Hundred of Menzies was under survey by the Government, and Mr. Richard Chapman took up 950 acres with right of purchase, acquiring it as his freehold some eighteen years later. He was very successful in the cultivation of this property during the earlier part of his occupation, but latterly has confined his attention to sheep-farming pursuits, and has met with excellent results. His continued prosperity has enabled him to extend his boundaries by 1,500 acres, and at the present time his landed possessions comprise about 2,500 acres of some of the best grazing land in the island. The estate carries in all about 4,000 sheep, averaging three or four to the acre over the major portion of the land.

Mr. Chapman's homestead is most picturesquely situated, overlooking on the south the pretty "Bay of Shoals," while on the north the full sweep of the Southern Ocean is seen to great advantage. He has interested himself in public affairs generally, and served as a member of the Kingscote District Council for six years; has acted on various occasions as Treasurer for different social and other functions, and is an enthusiast in matters of sport, having held a similar office for twenty years in connection with the Racing Club. He owns and races a few horses, and has won the distinction of carrying off every trophy open to competitors at the Kingscote Races.

In 1878 Mr. Chapman married Eliza Jane, daughter of the late Mr. W. Thompson, of Point Marsden, and two sons and one daughter survive of a family of four children.

-Cyclopedia of South Australia 1909, p9. 1090-1010

OBITUARY.

Widespread regret was expressed throughout the town and district on Sunday when it became known that another old Island pioneer aud highly esteemed resident, in the person of Mr Richard Chapman, had passed away. He appeared in his usual health on Sunday morning when be was seen going aboard his motor boat, The Afric, but shortly after midday Mr S. Brittain hailed him, and gaining no response be rowed alongside The Afric, and saw Mr Chapman reclining in a peaceful position on the seat apparently dead. He reported the matter to Mr Priest and with him confirmed his suspicions that Mr Chapman was dead, and tbe matter was reported to Sgt. McEwen, of the local Police Station. Dr. Kane was summoned and gave his opinion that deceased had died from heart failure. The Coroner (Mr E. W. Priest), considered an inquest unnecessary. The deceased, who was 74 years of age, was the only son of the late Wm. Chapman, formerly of Point Marsden, who arrived in the State in 1836 by the ship ' Rajashtan.' ... The late Mr Richard Chapman was born at Port Adelaide in 1849, and was associated with his father in his various enterprises. When the Hd. of Menzies was under survey by the Government Mr Richard Chapman took up 950 acres, with the right of purchase, acquiring it on freehold about 18 years later. He was successful on this property, and after disposing of Point Marsden, retired and lived in Kingscote. He interested himself in all public affairs and was a great supporter of all forms of sport. He was also a member of the Kingscote Council for six years. Deceased has left a widow, two sons (Messrs R. W. and M. B. Chapman, of this district), and a daughter {Mrs F. E. Kasehagen of Shoal Bay), and 16 grandchildren. The funeral took place at the local cemetery on Tuesday morning last, when a large number of relatives and friends assembled at the graveside. The Rev. Wm. Uphill conducted the burial service, and Messrs Cook Bros, had charge of the funeral arrangements.

- OBITUARY. (1923, December 1). The Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA : 1907 - 1951), p. 2. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191544254


By the death of Mr. Richard Chapman, which occurred suddenly in his motor boat, the Afric, on Sunday, the residents of Kangaroo Island have lost a well-known and highly esteemed settler. The deceased, who was 74 years of age, was the only son of the late Mr. William Chapman, of Point Marsden, who arrived in South Australia in 1838 by the sailing vessel Rajashtan. Being under engage- ment with the late Major Allen. Mr. William Chapman proceeded direct to Tapley's Hill, and it was not until 1855 that he settled at Antechamber Bay, on Kangaroo Island. There he combined the industries of farming and fishing, and subsequently removed to Cape Borda to undertake the duties of lighthouse keeper, in which connection he continued for about 18 months. He afterwards ac-cepted the contract for landing the English mails at Glenelg, which he re-tained for a similar period, and in 1863 went again to the island, taking up sections of land on the Cygnet River from the South Australian Company, which land he farmed for about two years. He then acquired about 14 square miles under lease from the Government at Point Marsden, and later purchased an addi-tional 56 acres, and on the combined properties carried on agricultural and grazing operations until his death in 1880. The late Mr. Richard Chapman was born at Port Adelaide in 1849, and was associated with his father in his various enterprises. When the Hundred of Menzies was under survey by the Government, Mr. Richard Chapman took up 850 acres, with the right of purchase, acquiring it as his freehold about 18 years later. He was successful in the cultivation of this property during the early part of his occupation. He ex- tended his boundaries by 1,500 acres, and eventually to 2,500 acres. After the disposal of his Point Marsden holding, Mr. Richard Chapman lived at Kingscote. He interested himself in public affairs, and served as a member of the Kingscote Council for six years. He was a great supporter of sport. The deceased has left a widow, two sons— Mr. W. R. Chapman, of North Cape, and Mr. M. B. Chapman, of Kingscote— and a daughter Mrs. Kasehagen, of Bay of Shoals (K.I.). There are also 16 grandchildren.

- OBITUARY. (1923, November 28). The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), p. 10. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65052024

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Mr. Richard Chapman, late of North Cape, was found dead at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, in his motor boat, Afric, which was moored off Kingscote jetty (said a telegram from our Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, correspondent). Mr. Chapman had been seen alive at about 1 o'clock, when he appeared to be all right. Death was due to heart failure. The coroner deemed an inquest unnecessary. Deceased was well known, and was a highly respected resident of the district. Mr. Chapman had a wide circle of friends in Adelaide, as well as on the island, to whom he was familiarly known as "Dick." Although in his seventy-fourth year, he had always been hale and hearty, and took an active interest in sport. He was for many years judge at the local race meetings, and was well-known to members of Tattersalls Club, or which he was a member. A week prior to his death he judged the grain and sheaf classes at the Kangaroo Island Agricultural Show. For more than 50 years Mr. Chapman was engaged in farming, and his farm at Port Marsden was well-known to visitors. About five years ago he sold his property, and removed to Kingscote, where he made fish ing and boating his hobbies. There survive a widow and three children—Mrs. F. Kasehagen, and Messrs. R. W. and M. B. Chapman, of Kingscote.

- OBITUARY. (1923, December 1). Observer (Adelaide, SA : 1905 - 1931), p. 39. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article164837496


—An Old Selector.— Nobody else is better known on Kangaroo Island and few have been here longer, than Mr. Richard Chapman, of Point Marsden. He was born at Port Adelaide in 1849, and reached Kangarpo Island with his parents in 1856. For some years the family resided at Antechamber Bay- whence they removed to Point Marsden (or North Cape as it is occasionally known), where Mr. Chapman's father had taken up a pastoral lease of 14 square miles. When the hundred was cut up into blocksMr Chapman (since de ceased) puchased 2100 acres from the Government, and secured 400 acres under lease. On these properties his tireless son has won his way to considerable prosperity. On the day of my visit to the Station. Mrs. Chapman was seriously ill, and therefore my chat with her husband was short. Still, it was sufficiently long for me to ascertain that in addition to being the "Sheep King" of the island—though he does not give himself the title— Mr. Chapman has prosecuted agricultural pursuits with rernarkable ability and determination. His principal crops have been of barley and wheat; but oats have also had attention. An idea of the rich quality of some of his land, which is composed chiefly of black sand, loam, and limestone, may be gathered from the fact that prior to the introduction of the artificial manures he frequently reaped 60 bushels of barley to the acre. Over 800 acres of his freehold are cleared, and a large proportion of the remainder of the lands provides fine grazing for sheep, horses, and cattle. Of cattle Mr. Chapman possesses about 200. During recent years he has devoted increasing time and care to sheepraaising. He and his son William, who has a property adjoining own between 3,000 and 4,000 mixed merino and crossbred sheep, and last season shore 70 odd bales, 35 of which were shipped direct to London. The prices obtained were highly satisfactory. In addition to the natural advantages indicated above Point Marsden Run has a plentiful supply of first rate stock water, and is enclosed by only a mile and a half of fencing. The latter is accounted for by the geographical situation of the property, which is almost surrounded by the sea. .\ Mr. Chapman was a member of the Kingscote District Council for five years, and acted as judge and treasurer for the Kangaroo Island Racing Club for a quarter of a century. His perennial cheerfulness, integrity, and courtesy have gained for him hosts of friends.

- Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), Wednesday 11 March 1908, page 7

Burial Notes

CHAPMAN, Richard, died 25 November 1923, aged 74 years, loving father of William, Marsden and Gladys (with Eliza)