Prior to 1836
A comprehensive collection of articles on the extraordinary history of Kangaroo Island, prior to 1836.
See also Before 1836 which shows a collection of newspaper articles between 1804 and 1836, mainly about visiting ships.
See also articles available on the Useful Links page.
The Mysteries of Karta (alias Kangaroo Island): Creation, Colonisers and Crusoes, Gordon Copland, 2002
Was Kangaroo Island Ever Populated? - it wasn't until 1901 that scientists started to understand the prior existence of aborigines
Encounter 1802-2002 Celebrating Flinders' and Baudin's expeditions in search of the "unknown" southern coast of Australia
Abyssinian Jack John Anderson
Europeans on Kangaroo Island pre-1836 - Diane Cummings
Captain Sutherland's appraisal of Kangaroo Island from his seven month visit in 1819. Was he wearing rose-coloured glasses? This what he wrote in 1831.
On Kangaroo Island and Runaways in the Straits. Newspaper account 10 June 1826
The murder of George Meredith. Newspaper account 24 Sep 1844.
Early History of K.I. Newspaper contribution to "Real Life Stories of South Australia"