Neville Cordes

Neville Allan Macklin Cordes OAM

15 Jan 1940 - 25 Sep 2021

This Australia Day 2023, the late Neville Cordes, who joined KIPA in 1992, and served as President between 2004 and 2012, was  awarded posthumously an Order Of Australia Medal. An honour well-deserved.

We also acknowledge his wife, Ros Cordes, who gave such stalwart support for her husband, and continues to be a valued member of our Association.

The late Mr Neville Allan CORDES
Formerly of Glenelg SA 5045
For service to the community of Kangaroo Island.

The Islander

• Founder, 1967, Owner until 1996 when it was sold, and involved with the publication until 2021.


• Approximately 50 books on Kangaroo Island history.

Kangaroo Island Pioneers' Association

• President, 2004-2012.
• Member, c1980s-2021.
• Life Member, 2012.

District Council of Kingscote

• Member, 1970-1973.
• Mayor, 1983-1986.

St Alban's Church, Kingscote

• Parish Councillor, 30 years and Church Warden, late 1980s.

Anglican Parish of Glenelg

• Organiser, Home Fellowship Group, 20 years.
• Synod Representative, Anglican Diocese of Adelaide, many years.
• Author, 150 Great Years - A History of the Church of St Peter and the Anglican Parish of Glenelg, 2002.


• Former Secretary, Kingscote Football Club, 1950s.
• Former President, Kingscote Tennis Club, c1960s.

Community Other

• Founding Member, Advance Kingscote Progress Association, 1984.
• Member, Royal Association of Justices of South Australia Inc, 1988-2021.
• Former Secretary, St John Ambulance Service, Kangaroo Island, 1970s.
• Former Member, Kangaroo Island Lions Club, c1980s.
• Former Member Kingscote Junior Rural Youth, 1950s and Former President.
• Member, Friends of Glenthorne, until 2021.
• Campaign Director, Mitchell Branch, Liberal Party (South Australia), four years 

Refer also to our Association’s testimonial to him on the occasion of his being awarded a Life Membership in 2012.