Farms

A series of 17 articles describing the major farms of K.I. in 1910, from the Kangaroo Island Courier, 21 May 1910 to 25 Feb 1911. At that time a Commission had been appointed to look into the economic feasibility of a railway on Kangaroo Island, and there were a lot of detractors on the mainland, including those on the Commission, arguing that farming on Kangaroo Island could not be profitable. The articles unapologetically set out to show that this was not correct

As a background, read Kangaroo Island. - Not a Paradise (1909, April 10). Port Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail (SA : 1898 - 1918), p. 3. a disparaging letter from Mr. Harry Jackson M.P., a member of the Kangaroo Railway Commission.

See also

I Bark Hut

II Highgrove

III Pulcara

IV The Glen

V Adavale

VII Arranmoor

VI Geisler and Schulz

VIII Richard Chapman, Point Marsden

IX Kaiwarra

X Karatta

XI Vivonne Park

XII Samuel Buck, North Cape

XIII The Springs

XIV Turner Brothers, Smith's Bay

XV Hawk's Nest Nelson and Daw

XVI Redlands

XVII Smith's Bay F.W. Jacka

See also Mr Sidney Osborne Smith, Hd MacGillivray and Wisanger 1908

See also Register articles 1908 - 15 articles which include inspection of farms, especially The Agricultural Awakening.

See also History of Agriculture in SA - Farming Systems


An additional 1906 article on the Rocky River District and its potential - featuring George Luckett and Charles May.