Books and articles
Bauer, F. H., 1959, The Regional Geography of Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Jean M Nunn, ‘Kangaroo Island’, SA History Hub, History Trust of South Australia
R Grandison, “William Baxter, Botanist, with particular reference to Kangaroo Island in the 1820’s.” Pioneers’ Association of South Australia, transcript of an audio cassette 24/8/1989.
The Aboriginal Presence on Kangaroo Island, South Australia by Philip A. Clarke
Karta: Island of the Dead M. H. Monroe
A Critical Edition of William Cawthorne's The Kangaroo Islanders, by Rick Hosking 2003 (29.6 Mb PDF file)
The Aboriginal’ or ‘Black Fellow Town’ of Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, and some questions about names and myths by Bridget Jolly, Professional Historians Australia (SA)
The Kangaroo Island China Stone and Clay Company and its Forerunners Jolly, Bridget; Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia, No. 44, 2016: 5-20
"The Regional Geography of Kangaroo Island, South Australia", Bauer, F. H., 1959 Australian National University.
The Man Who Hunted Whales: A tale of Kangaroo Island and a doomed ship by Dorothy M Heinrich
People, Places and Serious Business, District Council of Kingscote 1888-1988, by D. G. Kelly, Lutheran Press, 1988.
Kangaroo Island - Adelaide's Sanitorium 1905 booklet, by E.H. Hallack
Unearthed: The Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island, preview of book by Rebe Taylor 2002 (see also audio link below).
Early Experiences of Life in South Australia and an Extended Colonial History - John Wrathall Bull, 1884
A Worthy Sisterhood copland- South Australian women pioneers, Leith MacGillivray (Word .doc downloads)
A Short History of Kangaroo Island by Susan Marsden (downloadable as a Word document)
Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum HistorySA
Kangaroo Island 1800-1836, by J.S.Cumpston
Wherever You May Go - the story of the Reeves family, by Susan Phillis, reviewed by Anthea Taylor
Early SA Settler Deaths by Brian Stace of the Pioneers Association of S.A., explores "who was the first white person to die in the colony" (after Proclamation). He concludes it was Eliza Stace. Well researched, and includes all known deaths prior to Proclamation and shortly after.
Kangaroo Island History series Neville Cordes
Real Live Stories of South Australia (Chronicle 1932-1937) compiled by David Wilson. When you get to the site, use the search box "Search this site" for "Kangaroo Island". There are many articles, many by "Yacko"
Town, People and Things we Ought to Know (Chronicle, 1933), compiled by David Wilson: specifically
Sites for researchers
GenealogySA - free online database
Trove - online database - National Library Australia - old newspapers and much more
The Islander - Kangaroo Island's newspaper
Kangaroo Island Burials- Lorraine Larment
History SA's Bound for South Australia - the first nine ships of 1836
To South Australia We Are Bound - Diane Cummings
Discovering ANZACS National Archives of Australia
The AIF Project UNSW Canberra
The Manning Index of South Australian History - State Library of South Australia
Geoff Manning's Insight Into South Australian History - Historical Reflections from South Australia : A Series of Essays on Social Matters in Colonial South Australia
George Fife Angas Father and Founder of South Australia - Edwin Hodder, 1891
History of South Australia, from its foundation to the year of its Jubilee, Edwin Hodder, 1893
Reminiscences of an Adventurous Career, at Home and in the Antipodes, by Alexander Tolmer, 1882
South Australian Records Prior to 1841 - E A D Opie
Cyclopedia of South Australia 1909, ed. H.T.Burgess, 43 eminent people of Kangaroo Island
Encounter Bay 1836-1837 by Chris Durrant
Jean Nunn Collection - in the care of the Secretary
First Sources Primary documents in indigenous affairs, aboriginal history, land and higher education
Karta: Island of the Dead - the Ramindjeri
The History of South Australia Vol 1, Edwin Hodder, 1893
The History of South Australia Vol 2. Edwin Hodder, 1893
South Australia : Containing Hints to Emigrants, Proceedings of the South Australian Company, a Variety of Useful and Authentic Information, a Map of the Eastern Coast of Gulf St. Vincent and a Plan of Adelaide, by Henry Capper · 1838 (Google books)
Identification of sites, routes and items representing early European contact with South Australia. exploration, early transport and communications - Dept Environment and Planning - Heritage Unit, Susan Marsden, John Dallwitz; National Estate Funding Programme 1979-80.
Early Arrivals of Vessels from without Australia - A Useful List - The Register 1924
Heritage Survey of Kangaroo Island 1991 - Dept Environment & Planning 1991 (large .pdf file)
Heritage Survey of Kangaroo Island 2006 - Weidehofer Architects for the Kangaroo Island Council 2006 (large .pdf file)
Heritage Survey & Streetscape Study - McDougall & Vines, Conservation and Heritage Consultants. Kangaroo Island Council. 2005
Australian National Placenames Survey 2016 - Dudley Peninsula
Kangaroo Island, South Australia Island, Studies Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2010, pp. 43-60 Joshua Nash
There are two excellent historical accounts of early Kingscote and the activities there of the South Australian Company. I.A.Diamond: Problems in the South Australian Company's Settlement on Kangaroo Island (Hons History University of Adelaide 1952) and Aspects of the History of the South Australian Company - the first decade (M.A. Adelaide 1955 and F.H.Bauer : The Regional Geography of Kangaroo Island, South Australia (PhD Australian National University 1959). Both of these are held at the S.A. Archives.
Passengers and descendants of the first eight ships 1836 - compiled by David Wilson
Our Brave Old Pioneers (1876) - G.A.P., C.W., K.I.
Troubridge Lighthouse - G.A.P., C.W., K.I.
The Old Mulberry Tree (1911) - Racey Schlank
Associations and kindred organisations
History Council of South Australia - concerned to promote the history of South Australia
Professional Historians Association (South Australia)
Kangaroo Island Council website
Hope Cottage Museum Kingscote
Rebuild Independence Group American River
Video, audio, minutes and transcripts
Who were the 1836ers? Notes from presentation (David Wilson, Heidi Ing, Bob Sexton) at the Maritime Museum 14 May 2018 (SA History Festival)
House of Assembly 25 Nov 2010 Vickie Chapman MP, Member for Bragg (our Patron) moved: "that this house... recognises ...(c) Kangaroo Island as the first South Australian Company settlement in the province of South Australia on 27 July 1836; and (d) the inauguration of government at Glenelg, as proclaimed on 28 December 1836.
House of Assembly Thursday 17 May 2012 Vickie Chapman MP, Member for Bragg (our Patron) moved "That this house acknowledges and recognises Elizabeth Beare as the first of the colonists who arrived on the Duke of York on 27 July 1836 to set foot on South Australian soil."
Kangaroo Island Unearthed: An audio program from Radio National Hindsight about how Aboriginals and Aboriginality became invisible within one isolated community.
Historic video of the manufacture of eucalyptus oil by F.H.Faulding about 1927, courtesy of Emu Ridge.
Interviews with Islanders part 1 Hope Cottage, recorded by John Ayliffe in the 1990's. Gifford Chapman: The drowning of Richard and Jenny Chapman in 1886; The wreck of the Loch Sloy in 1899. Harry Boettcher: Coming to settle on KI in 1904. Reg Bald: Bill Ilse the possum trapper. Rene Clark: Home life on Dudley Peninsula at the turn of the 20th Century. Jim Tiggerman: A country dance and the fire at the Ozone Hotel; Road making. Clinton Christophers: Road making. Harry Boettcher and Jim Tiggerman: Old Strawbridge.
Interviews with Islanders part 2 Hope Cottage, recorded by John Ayliffe in the 1990's. Mavis and Les Golder: The early fishing industry and the Green Beast in its noisy den. Monica Buick: Family life and having children. Thelma Buick: The Kingscote Hospital in the 1950s and removing a leg in a storm. Brian Woolley: Soldier Settlement and The Camp. Gifford Chapman: A ride in a Tiger Moth, stirring up Kingscote, and flying through ducks. Ian King: Ketches - The sinking of the Nelcebee, and Life as an Islander.
Flinders and Baudin's race to map Australia 2:19 video, National Library Australia
Herbert Wright interviewed by Janice Jelly (transcript), c.1977, State Library of South Australia, J.D. Somerville Oral History Collection (with permission).
Kangaroo Island Tourist Information
TripAdvisor 49 Things To Do in Kangaroo Island
Australian Heritage - Kangaroo Island
The story of Frenchman's Rock
Australian Wildlife Journeys : Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island - South Australia's Galapagos - Youtube video
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