Henry Wallan

aka Henry Wallen, Wally, Whalley, Wharlan, Warland, Walker

aka "Governor"

see also memorial sign and headstone

see also KI Pioneers pre-1836

Also "Search this site" for "Wallen" or "Wallan" for several other mentions in various articles.

c.1818 Henry “Governor” Wallan Settled on KI permanently at Three Wells on the Cygnet River, KI, along with William Day and their Aboriginal ‘wives” - reportedly Martha and Puss. Died in KI in 1856. (Reportedly associated with sealers John Randall, James Kirby, and James Everett c 1823/4.) Leigh suggests he was forced to sell his land to Stephens, of the South Australian Company in 1836, and that Wallan did not receive full value.


Plomley, B. & Henley, K.A.“The sealers of Bass Strait and the Cape Barren Island community” 1990.W H Leigh, 1839 “Reconnoitring Voyages and Travels with Adventures in the New Colonies of South Australia” page 124 Philip A Clarke, “The Aboriginal presence on KI 1998”; Norman Tindale, SA Museum 1937, page 31.