Since its inception the Association has been involved with initiating, commissioning, installing and maintaining special interpretive and memorial signs in cemeteries and at significant sites all over Kangaroo Island as well on the mainland.
We have worked closely in conjunction with other authorities, such as the Kangaroo Island Council, National Parks South Australia, HistorySA, Department of State Aboriginal Affairs, community associations and families of descendants of pioneers. We always carefully research the issues to ensure that the wording on any sign is as appropriate and accurate as possible. We are active in securing grants that periodically are made available and satisfying the often complex criteria for those grants.
To assist in the ongoing management and maintenance of these signs, the following register has been created. It is very much a work in progress. If you have anything to contribute, including reporting any damage or deterioration, please contact the Webmaster or our Secretary.An asterisk (*) under Comments = a clearer photograph is sought; KIPA = Kangaroo Island Pioneers Association; AKPA = Advance Kingscote Progress Association; PPA = Penneshaw Progress Association.
Kangaroo Island Signs
Bales Cottage; 1986 (replaced 20 Mar 2015) Bales Bay picnic area. Friends of Cape Gantheaume.
Captain Morgan Prayer Nook; 1996 Reeves Point. Enamelled metal on timber.
Contemplation Seat; 2002 Bronze plaque, opp. Frenchman's Rock, Penneshaw
Died en route; 1996 bronze plaque, Edmunds, Thompson, Chandler, Howlett, Osborne, Slater, Kleeman. Kingscote Pioneers Cemetery. KIPA. Errata concerning Edmunds
First Post Office; 1967 Reeves Point, bronze plaque on concrete on brick cairn. National Trust. (Error in facts).
First Settlement Recognition; 1992 Bronze plaque, Reeves Point. Hon. Dame Roma Mitchell.
Fishermen of American River. Commemorating Bill Mansell, Keith Linnett, Leo Logmans, Ronnie Bates, and Tony Klieve. Plastic coating on aluminium sheeting, five 600x450 Portrait, from Wrapping Hood. On the AR Wharf, on the southern side, along the walkway, commissioned by R.I.G., funded by a grant from the Australian National Maritime Museum, designed collaboratively with the families of the fishermen.
Flinders centenary; 1902, column Murray Bridge freestone, ANZAC Drive, Memorial Park, Kingscote
Flinders Prospect; 2002 bronze plaque, "Alas for the Pelicans" cnr Muston Road and Hog Bay Road
Independence; 1986 bronze plaque on stone, American River. Sponsored by Cliff Hawkins Pty Ltd.
Lifeboat from the Karatta; 2021 located behind the RIG Boathouse, and the Deck Cafe, American River
Matthew Flinders; 1948 bronze plaque, "Historical Marker" cnr Muston Road and Hog Bay Road
Matthew Flinders Christmas Cove; 1936 tablet on granite boulder, commemorating the landing of Flinders in 1802. Penneshaw Centenary Celebrations
Mulberry tree; 1986 bronze plaque, Reeves Point. "Planted by Kleemann and Christian descendants".
Nicolas Baudin Bicentenary; 2003 bronze plaque, Baudin Beach, KI Council.
Penneshaw Passenger/Vehicle Ferry Facilities; 1985 bronze plaque
Penneshaw Rural Transaction Centre; 2002 bronze plaque, Hon. Wilson Tuckey MP.
Pioneers Memorial, Esplanade, Reeves Point, Kingscote. Erected 1936.
Premier's Plaque; 1986 bronze plaque, Reeves Point. Hon. John Bannon.
Roy Carter and Scotty Meyers; 19?? composite panels on iron, with wooden posts. AKPA. Reeves Point
Solway; 1978 brass plaque on a large stone, Reeves Point, erected by Gramp family on the 150th anniversary of its arrival. Additionally a small brass plaque above it, erected 2018 by Solway descendants on the 175th anniversary.
The Africaine Walk; 1986 bronze plaque mounted on stone, MacGillivray, South Coast Road.
The Bullock Track; 2017 composite panels on iron, with wooden posts. AKPA. Reeves Point.
The Jetty; 19?? composite panels on iron, with wooden posts. AKPA. Reeves Point
The Landing; 2016 composite panels on iron, with wooden posts. AKPA. Reeves Point
The Post Office; 19?? composite panels on iron, with wooden posts. AKPA. Reeves Point
The Quarry; 19?? composite panels on iron, with wooden posts. AKPA. Reeves Point
The Well; 19?? composite panels on iron, with wooden posts. AKPA. Reeves Point
Unidentified plaques; seen at an auction house
Union memorial. American River near the wharf. Brass plate with an anchor. National Trust.
USS Joseph Strauss; 1986 Brass plaque, American River, Sponsored by Cliff Hawkins Pty Ltd.
War Service Land Settlement; 1998 black granite, gold lettering, on stone cairn. Parndana.
A Civic Minded Lot; Penneshaw. PPA. Metal tube around vinyl on metal.
ANZ Bank Building; 19??, Dauncey Street Kingscote.
Bibles and Booze; Penneshaw. PPA. Metal tube around vinyl on metal.
Contemplation Seat; Penneshaw, opp. Frenchman's Rock. Vinyl on metal with picture of Mary Seymour.
Directional plaque; Kingscote, Lions Club, opp. 1936 memorial, Esplanade; bronze.
Directional plaque; Penneshaw, Lions Club. Adjacent Penneshaw Hotel. Bronze
Frenchman's Rock; 2019 3mm marine-grade stainless steel mounted on a polished stainless steel frame. On verge at Frenchman's Rock. KIPA replacement.
Grimshaws Corner; Hog Bay Road, Penneshaw. PPA. Metal tube around vinyl on metal.
Hog Bay; enamelled metal illustrated, on metal frame. Adjacent the Lloyd Collins Reserve in Penneshaw
Karatta Hall; 2016 enamelled metal illustrated, on wooden frame. Karatta Oval
Kingscote Police Station; 20?? Three signs of enameled steel, the old Kingscote (Queenscliffe) Police Station and Court House site, Kingscote
Parndana East General Store; 2006 bronze plaque, Parndana East. KIPA.
R.A.O.B. Hall; photograph sign, Kingscote
Andrew HOWARD; 2015 bronze plaque, adjacent Kingscote Post Office.
Annie LYNNE / LYNE ; Kingscote Pioneers Cemetery, grey stone with engraved lettering. Questionable.
Arthur Edward REEVES; 19?? bronze plaque erected by KIPA, Kingscote Cemetery.
Augustus REEVES and Eliza Jane REEVES; 1996 bronze plaque, Kingscote Pioneer Cemetery, erected by descendants.
Betty THOMAS; 1993 bronze plaque. Antechamber Bay on the side of the Willoughby Road about 20 kms south east of Penneshaw. Co-sponsored by Dept. State Aboriginal Affairs.
Charles ANDERSON; 1957 bronze plaque mounted on Council Chambers exterior wall
Charles Bendin POWELL; 2008 bronze plaque, Kingscote Pioneers Cemetery. KIPA.
Charles KNUCKEY and Nora; 2005 bronze plaque, Kingscote Pioneer Cemetery. Problems with design. KIPA.
Charlotte GREGORY; 2016 bronze plaque on headstone concrete plinth. Kingscote Pioneers Cemetery.
Charlotte, Samuel and Augustus REEVES; 1996 bronze plaque, Reeves Point. Sponsored by Aust Post. Questionable accuracy of wording.
Christian family; 2011 bronze plaque. Kingscote Pioneers Cemetery.
Derek Craig; 2011 bronze plaque attached to a ro ck. Christmas Cove.
Dorothea PIPKORN; 2016 bronze plaque on headstone concrete plinth. Kingscote Pioneers Cemetery.
Elizabeth BEARE; 2006 bronze plaque, Kingscote Pioneers Cemetery.
Elizabeth BEARE and Charlotte BEARE; 1986 crypt memorial West Terrace Cemetery, Road 1 South, on the east side of path 31, in Grave 46. Sponsored by Public Service Association, ANZ Bank, Dept. Environment, and KIPA.
Emma Karoline MILDE; 1989 bronze plaque, Kingscote Pioneers Cemetery, erected by Milde descendants.
Florance family; 2004 bronze plaque, cnr Murray and Osmond St., Kingscote.
George GRANGER; 2017 composite panels on iron, with wooden posts. AKPA. Kingscote Pioneers Cemetery.
Henry WALLEN; 2011 bronze plaque. Kingscote Pioneers Cemetery. KIPA. Design issues.
Jane THOMAS / THOMPSON; 1996 bronze plaque, Kingscote Cemetery.
Jeremiah CALNAN and John CALNAN; 1996 bronze plaque, Kingscote Pioneer Cemetery. Erected by descendants. Death details incorrect.
John and David BUICK; 1987 bronze plaque, American River
Lucy Ann BEARE d. 1837 Kingscote Pioneers Cemetery, marble inscription on brick and concrete vault, and bronze plaque erected by the family 27 July 1991.
Luke BROADBENT; 2000 bronze plaque. Kingscote Pioneers Cemetery.
Marie Kleemann; 2017 composite panels on iron, with wooden posts. AKPA. Kingscote Pioneers Cemetery.
Mike HOBBS; 2006 bronze plaque on seat, adjacent to Kingscote Post Office
Nathaniel THOMAS; 19?? bronze plaque. Penneshaw
Ronnie WOOTON, small bronze plaque on park bench on Esplanade, Kingscote
Samuel NEAVE; 19?? bronze plaque. On the entrance wall to the Memorial Oval, memorial gates
Samuel STEPHENS and family; 1986 crypt memorial West Terrace Cemetery, Road 1 South, on the east side of path 31, in Grave 46. Sponsored by Public Service Association, ANZ Bank, Dept. Environment, and KIPA.
Thomas and Eliza JOHNSTON; 2016 restoration of grave surround. Penneshaw Cemetery.
Tiger SIMPSON; 2008 enamel metal mounted on stainless steel frame. 10th Batt. AIF Association. YMCA corner, at foot of hill which has a cairn of stones on summit (private property)
Parks & Wildlife & Reserves
Emu Bay Cemetery; Emu Bay Progress Association, Lions Club
Joseph Henry Carter Reserve; 1969 bronze plaque, Reeves Point.
Kingscote Heritage Cemetery Project; 2014, Lions Club
Sir Cecil Hincks Memorial Reserve; 1964 bronze plaque, Parndana. Soldier Settlement Scheme.
William Cook Reserve; 1961 bronze plaque mounted on stone, Kingscote
Wright Park; 19?? composite panels on iron, with wooden posts. AKPA. Wright Park, Kingscote