An excellent book is available: Kangaroo Island Shipwrecks : an Account of the Ships and Cutters Wrecked Around Kangaroo Island by Gifford Desmond Chapman. The rugged, surf-bound and precipitous coastline of Kangaroo Island has claimed many ships and lives, particularly during the early part of the 1800s. In the latter years more lighthouses were constructed, so shipping can navigate with greater safety. Over ninety vessels have foundered on the island.

1853, Nov 25 Osmanli Latmax: -35.97 Lonmax: 137.63 D'Estrées Bay 5 crew 40 passengers all survived Osmanli Shipwreck

1856, June 29 Goulburn (barge) off Christmas Cove Three deaths Goulburn shipwreck

1860, May 22nd Fides off Snug Cove 10 drowned, 5 survived Fides Shipwreck

1877, May 14 Emily Smith Latmax: -36.01 Lonmax: 136.68 near Cape du Couedic 16 passengers, 10 crew, 4 survived Emily Smith Shipwreck

1884, April 14 Mimosa Stokes Bay All hands saved Mimosa shipwreck

1885, June 16th Mars off Western Cove 4 drowned, 14 survived Mars Shipwreck

1889, Jan 26 Maldon Lewis onto rocks off Point Morrison all survived, ship was able to sail to Pt Adelaide Maldon Lewis on rocks

1890, June 14 You Yangs nr Pelorus Island, Latmax: -36.07 Lonmax: 137.46 21 crew, no fatalities You Yangs Shipwreck

1899, April 24th Loch Sloy Brothers Rocks, Maupertius Bay 30 drowned, 4 survivors Loch Sloy Shipwreck

1905, September Loch Vennachar off West Bay all hands (27) drowned Loch Vennachar Shipwreck

1906, November 18 Montebello 1 km west of Stunsailboom River No deaths, 40 hands saved Montebello Shipwreck

1915, July 26 Vera near Cape du Couedic jetty The master and two crew members escaped the wreck Vera Shipwreck

1917, February 2 Kona off Cape St Alban's All survived, cargo of timber lost Kona Shipwreck

See also accounts of SA shipwrecks not necessarily on K.I.

30 August 1934

Admella 1859

16 July 1936

1856 Port Elliot Five Wrecks In Nine Months Showed Insecurity Of Harbor. Commodore. the Josephine L'Oizeau; Goulbourn; Swordfish and the Lapwing.

4 August 1932

1859, that the Admella was wrecked near Cape Northumberland with a loss of 85 lives.

28 February 1935

1855 Nashwauk Port Noarlunga

4 October 1934

1888 Star of Greece Port Willunga

17 October 1935

1838 Fanny

12 March 1936

1857 Guichen Bay (Robe) Phaeton in February, the Sultana in April, and the Konig Willem in June

24 January 1935

1856 off Lake Bonney (Robe) Naroon or Vroon ??

12 September 1935

1853 Osmanli

9 April 1936

1837 South Australia, Solway, and John Pirie driven ashore At Encounter Bay