News

For old newspaper clippings see Historical News

2020 New 'Fighting to Farm' documentary tells tale of Soldier Settlers on Kangaroo Island. The Islander 20 April 2020

2020 Kingscote Pioneers Cemetery GPR results. The Islander 6 March 2020

2019 Obituary Graham Trethewey, The Islander 29 June 2019

2019 Memorial to the Borgmeyer family unveiled at Karatta. The Islander 29 May 2019

2019 KI pioneers George and Joyce Lonzar honoured with plaque. The Islander 16 April 2019

2019 Gallipoli Hill named at Tiger Simpson's cairn The Islander 22 March 2019

2019 Mystery of Flowers on a Grave at Emu Bay The Islander 25 Feb 2018

2018 Ground Penetrating Radar for Kingscote Pioneer Cemetery The Islander 9 Nov 2018

2018 American River and Reeves PoinMapping t to benefit from history grants The Islander 18 Oct 2018

2018 New memorial to Parndana Soldier Settlers officially unveiled The Islander 9 Oct 2018

2018 KI’s Graham Trethewey receives Meritorious Service Award from SA Liberal Party. The Islander 6 Sep 2018

2018 Unveiling of Beare Ave Historical Marker 27th July 2018

2018 When a State was born – Kangaroo Island Settlement Day 2018 The Islander 20 July 2018

2018 Telescope from the barque Africaine donated to KI Hope Cottage Museum The Islander 12 July 2018

2018 Vale Arthur Daw, descendant of Kangaroo Island pioneers The Islander 14 June 2018

2018 Dene Cordes OAM The Islander 11 June 2018

2018 Wreck of the South Australian discovered. The barque South Australian berthed at Nepean Bay 22 Apr 1837 and was wrecked at Rosetta Harbour 8 Dec 1837.

2018 Matthew Flinders’ memorial at Prospect Hill gets much-needed repair The Islander 9 Apr 2018

2018 On Kangaroo Island, the ownership of both the Old Hog Bay School in Penneshaw, and Hope Cottage in Kingscote, is to be transferred to the National Trust of South Australia The Islander 21 February 2018

2017 Jim Chapman Eulogy Vicki Chapman The Islander 5 October 2017

2017 Welcome to Country Letter The Islander 13 Jul 2017

2017 Dianne Cordes Obituary

2017 Dene and Dianne Cordes Kangaroo Island History Award

2016 Members Meeting West Terrace Cemetery, November 2016

2016 Settlement Day ceremonies at Reeves Point July 2016

2016 P.A.S.A. amends its constitution to extend membership cut-off date to 28 Dec 1846

2016 The new mental health facility at Glenside

to be named in honour of the fallen K.I. Afghanistan soldier, Jamie Larcombe.

2016 Address by Vickie Chapman to the Pioneers Association of South Australia 12 Aug 2016

2016 Little Known Story of Kangaroo Island's Kingscote The Advertiser 22 July 2016

2016 Restoring Emu Bay History The Islander 7 June 2016

2015 Settlement Day

2015 Governor rededicates soldier memorial gates The Islander 2 Apr 2015

2015 Wendy Campana has been appointed as the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island. - The Islander 2 April 2015

2015 The Pelican Island by James Montomery, (1st pub 1827) book review The Islander 5 March 2015

2015 Joy Wheaton AOM - The Islander 5 Feb 2015

2015 Vale Keith Wiadrowski 25.10.1920-21.10.2014 The Islander 5 March 2015

2014 Florance family book launched The Islander 20 Feb 2014

2014 Unmarked but not unloved Lions Club project The Islander 6 Feb 2014. See also "150 unmarked graves named" The Islander, 16 April 2015, p.3

2014 Dedication of crosses at Penneshaw Cemetery, Sunday 2nd November, 4pm

2014 Settlement Day Luncheon

2014 Karatta Reunion as reported in The Islander 29 May 2014 (with group picture)

2014 History Festival A History of Firsts - Oldest in SA, The Advertiser, SA Weekend

2014 Wheatons Mark 100 Years on K.I. - The Stock Journal, 4 Jan 2014 (see also Robert WHEATON Featured family)

2012 175th anniversary Reunion of Solway descendants on Kangaroo Island Pauline Cockrill HistorySA. Also see Islander article Plaque Unveiled for Solway.

2012 Kangaroo Island Community Event of the Year, “The Settlement Day Celebrations”

2012 Settlement Day dinner at the Feathers Hotel, Burnside

2011 Settlement Day letter sent from Michael Pengilly MP, Member for Finnis

2011 Adrian Waller our patron and life-member Adrian Waller died in 2010. The family pays its respects.

2010 Jean Nunn Obituary

1999 Kangaroo Island Makes History - recognition by the Government that Nepean Bay preceded Holdfast Bay