Kingscote historic Reeves Point Kangaroo Island SA Memorial Inscriptions

[see also Names in alphabetical order]

Photos in cemetery order

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Henry WALLEN
affectionately known  as "governor", the first farmer in South Australia. He was a resident of Kangaroo Island from 1819 to 1856.
Departed this life at Adelaide May 2nd 1856 and brought to Kangaroo Island for burial
aged 62 years

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Samuel GILES
d: 18 Feb 1839 aged 2

Edward H GILES
d: 18 Jun 1839 aged 8 mo

(erected by brothers and sisters 1889

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Emma Karoline MILDE
b: 10 Sep 1838
d: 7 Apr 1839

buried in the cemetery,
remembered by the Milde descendents Jul 1989

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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infant son of Lovel and Rebecca BYASS
who died 1838

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Harriet GRANGER
d: 27 Oct 1862 aged 40
(wife of George GRANGER)

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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George GRANGER
arrived on Kangaroo Island 1856
accidently drowned at Bay of Shoals
9 May 1881, aged 54

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Ada Emily DAW
d: 9 Nov 1862

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Charlotte Ann CALNAN
d: 1 Dec 1859 aged 5 Y, 1 Mo

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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John CALNAN
d: 30 Oct 1859
aged 2 y, 3 mo

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Jeremiah CALNAN
b: 1797 in county Cork, Ireland
arrived Nepean Bay on "Yje Africaine" 2 Nov 1836
husband of Mary Ann (nee BOW)
father of John, Charles, Michael and Mary Ann
Died at Encounter Bay Feb 1837
burial place unknown

John CALNAN
son of Jeremiah and Mary Ann
b: 1823 at Bermondsey, Greater London
Arrived Kangaroo Island 2 Nov 1836
drowned in Backstairs Passage while transporting mail to Encounter Bay in 1853
Husband of Elisa Jane (later REEVES)
Father of Mary Agnes (later SNELLING)

The CALNAN family descendants have continuously resided on Kangaroo Island from 1836 to 1996
erected by descendants 27 Jul 1996

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Annie LYNNE
d: 1838
daughter of J and R LYNNE

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Samuel REEVES
infant son of Augustus and Eliza REEVES
d: 1856

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Sarah Mary PARIS (nee CHENNELL)
b: 1849
d: 1884
wife of George James PARIS (telegraph statiom master Kingscote 1876-1884)
mother of Sarah, Ada, George, Charles, Margaret,Amy, Ella
d: 8 Jul 1884, buried in this cemetery
erected bt descendants Ella Mary 
and unveiled by her daughter Win, Moore 27-7-1991

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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KNUCKEY
in memory of Charles Kingscote KNUCKEY (1888-1988)
founding patron of the Kangaroo Island Pioneers Assocation
Son of Louisa CALNAN, (granddaughter of Jeremiah CALNAN)
who arrived on the "Africaine" in 1836 and
John Randall KNUCKEY (who surveyed the Kingscote to Cape
Borda telegraph line in 1875 and also the Adelaide - Darwin and Ceduna lines) and
Nora KNUCKEY (nee DRURY) 1898-1988
wife of Charles,
both of whose ashes are scattered at Reeves Point
Parents of Kim, Naida and Richard
remembered by eight grandchildren
Erected by their descendants and the Kangaroo Island Pioneers Association in 2005

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Elizabeth BEARE
8th child of Lucy Ann and Thomas Hudson BEARE
born in London on 16.10.1834
Died at Netley, S.A. on 9.1.1845
arrived at Reeves Point on 27.7. 1836 on board the 
"Duke of York", the first emigrant ship.
Carried ashore by 2nd mate Robert RUSSELL
enabling her to be known as the first colonist
interred at West Terrace cemetery

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Baby Luke BROADBENT
1836 - 1837
parents Harriet and Luke BROADBENT and their children came to South Australia
in the Buffalo landing at Holdfast Bay in 1836. They journeyed on to Kangaroo Island
where Luke was employed by the South Australia Company. The family stayed for a year
or two before returning to the mainland where Luke squatted at Cherry Gardens South Australia
before being allocated his own block of land at Cherry Gardens.

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Lucy Ann BEARE
b 1803 in England
wife of Thomas Hudson BEARE
who brought the first family of settlers to South Austyralia in the first ship
the barque Duke of York
which arrives at this island 27 Jul 1886
Lucy died in childbirth 3 Sep 1837 leaving 5 children uner the age of 11. 
She was the first woman settler buried on Kangaroo Island
this memorial, donated by Beare descendants was unveiled by Robert Hudson BEARE 27 Jul 1991

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Charles Bendin POWELL
b: 1 Mar 1810
d: 12 Jan 1898
first horticulturist in S.A. Arrived on the Duke of York from
England July 27 1836. He brought and planter fruit trees and vines including the tree subsequentl known as Mr Powell's mulberry tree at Reeves Point

He later moved to Walkerville where, in 1839, he became the licensee of the Saracen's Head Inn.
At his death he was survived by his wife,
Jane (nee GILLARD) and children Charles, Alicia, William and Grace


Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Karoline CHRISTIAN
d: May 1848
wife of Gottlieb and their infant who died Aug 1848. Both were interred in this cemetery.

The CHRISTIAN pioneers who left Schnatow village Prussia in search of religious freedom, arrived on the
Solway on Oct 16 1837. They included Gottlieb,
29 years, Karoline 21 years and Gottlieb's sister
Wilhelmine CHRISTIAN 24 years.
Friedrich and Maria KLEEMANN and family were also on board
Mrs KLEEMANN died 2 days before arrival and is
thought to be buried in this cemetery. Wilhelmine
cared for the KLEEMANN children and in 1838 married Friedrich. They raised a further 9 children.
Gottlieb and Karoline had 6 children: Johann Gottlieb, Edmund Godlich, twins John and Ferdinand, Maria Margarethe and the infant.
Life on Kangaroo Island was very difficult in 1841.
After the S.A. compant closed its operations, only 71 people remained here. 
By 1849 Karoline and the infant aged 8-10 months had died of starvation. Gottlieb and the children were in poor health.
In december 1849, Gottlieb and his children transferred to Adelaide and were supported by the
destitute asylum, New families were found for the twins and Gottlieb and his remaining children were
cared for by the KLEEMANNs at Jacob's Creek in the Barossa valley, Gottlieb leived for many years at Krondorf, purchasing land at Tanunda and later at
Magdala near Wasleys. He died on Sep 21 1888 and was buried at Magdala cemetery.
This plaque provided by the K.I. pioneers association, and funded by the CHRISTIAN descendants was unveiled during the 175th anniversary celebrations on Jul 27 2001 by great great grandchildren of Karoline and Gottlieb.


Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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In memory of those who died en-route to this settlement

Mr Edmunds, 3rd mate
and Mr Thompson, 1st mate
"Lady Mary Pelham"

Elizabeth CHANDLER, an emigrant
"John Pirie" 1836 - buried at sea

William HOWLETT an emigrant
"The Emma" 1836 - died after arrival.Buried hereabouts by S. STEPHENS

Mr E.W. OSBORNE and
Dr John SLATER
passengers on the "Africaine"
Lost when walking acrodd Kangaroo Island, Nov 1836

Maria KLEEMANN, nee HELM
"Solway" 1837 - died at sea. Buried hereabouts

and others unknown

Erected by the Kangaroo Island Pioneers Association through the generosity of its patron Mrs Frank BEARE

unveiled by Elisabeth MONAGHAN, nee BEARE 27-7-1996

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Infant son BYASS 1838
Edward GILES 1839 aged 8 mo
George GRANGER b: 1847 d: 1881
Sarah Mary PARIS b: 1849,d: 1884
Samuel REEVES d: 1856
John CALNAN (jr) b: 1857, d: 1859
Charlotte Ann CALNAN d: 1859
Ada Emily DAW d: 1862

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Henry (governor) WALLEN b: 1794 d:1856
Jerimah CALNAN b: 1797 d: 1837
Lucy Ann BEARE b: 1803 d: 1837
Harriet GRANGER b: 1822 d: 1862
John CALNAN b: 1823 d: 1853
Samuel GILES b: 1830 d: 1839
Liebling KLEEMAN d: 1837
Annie LYNNE d: 1838
Emma Karoline MILDE b: 1838 d: 1839

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Henry (governor) WALLEN b: 1794 d:1856
Jerimah CALNAN b: 1797 d: 1837
Lucy Ann BEARE b: 1803 d: 1837
Harriet GRANGER b: 1822 d: 1862
John CALNAN b: 1823 d: 1853
Samuel GILES b: 1830 d: 1839
Liebling KLEEMAN d: 1837
Annie LYNNE d: 1838
Emma Karoline MILDE b: 1838 d: 1839

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Henry (governor) WALLEN b: 1794 d:1856
Jerimah CALNAN b: 1797 d: 1837
Lucy Ann BEARE b: 1803 d: 1837
Harriet GRANGER b: 1822 d: 1862
John CALNAN b: 1823 d: 1853
Samuel GILES b: 1830 d: 1839
Liebling KLEEMAN d: 1837
Annie LYNNE d: 1838
Emma Karoline MILDE b: 1838 d: 1839

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Henry (governor) WALLEN b: 1794 d:1856
Jerimah CALNAN b: 1797 d: 1837
Lucy Ann BEARE b: 1803 d: 1837
Harriet GRANGER b: 1822 d: 1862
John CALNAN b: 1823 d: 1853
Samuel GILES b: 1830 d: 1839
Liebling KLEEMAN d: 1837
Annie LYNNE d: 1838
Emma Karoline MILDE b: 1838 d: 1839

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Infant son BYASS 1838
Edward GILES 1839 aged 8 mo
George GRANGER b: 1847 d: 1881
Sarah Mary PARIS b: 1849,d: 1884
Samuel REEVES d: 1856
John CALNAN (jr) b: 1857, d: 1859
Charlotte Ann CALNAN d: 1859
Ada Emily DAW d: 1862

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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In memory of those who died en-route to this settlement

Mr Edmunds, 3rd mate
and Mr Thompson, 1st mate
"Lady Mary Pelham"

Elizabeth CHANDLER, an emigrant
"John Pirie" 1836 - buried at sea

William HOWLETT an emigrant
"The Emma" 1836 - died after arrival.Buried hereabouts by S. STEPHENS

Mr E.W. OSBORNE and
Dr John SLATER
passengers on the "Africaine"
Lost when walking acrodd Kangaroo Island, Nov 1836

Maria KLEEMANN, nee HELM
"Solway" 1837 - died at sea. Buried hereabouts

and others unknown

Erected by the Kangaroo Island Pioneers Association through the generosity of its patron Mrs Frank BEARE

unveiled by Elisabeth MONAGHAN, nee BEARE 27-7-1996

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Karoline CHRISTIAN
d: May 1848
wife of Gottlieb and their infant who died Aug 1848. Both were interred in this cemetery.

The CHRISTIAN pioneers who left Schnatow village Prussia in search of religious freedom, arrived on the
Solway on Oct 16 1837. They included Gottlieb,
29 years, Karoline 21 years and Gottlieb's sister
Wilhelmine CHRISTIAN 24 years.
Friedrich and Maria KLEEMANN and family were also on board
Mrs KLEEMANN died 2 days before arrival and is
thought to be buried in this cemetery. Wilhelmine
cared for the KLEEMANN children and in 1838 married Friedrich. They raised a further 9 children.
Gottlieb and Karoline had 6 children: Johann Gottlieb, Edmund Godlich, twins John and Ferdinand, Maria Margarethe and the infant.
Life on Kangaroo Island was very difficult in 1841.
After the S.A. compant closed its operations, only 71 people remained here. 
By 1849 Karoline and the infant aged 8-10 months had died of starvation. Gottlieb and the children were in poor health.
In december 1849, Gottlieb and his children transferred to Adelaide and were supported by the
destitute asylum, New families were found for the twins and Gottlieb and his remaining children were
cared for by the KLEEMANNs at Jacob's Creek in the Barossa valley, Gottlieb leived for many years at Krondorf, purchasing land at Tanunda and later at
Magdala near Wasleys. He died on Sep 21 1888 and was buried at Magdala cemetery.
This plaque provided by the K.I. pioneers association, and funded by the CHRISTIAN descendants was unveiled during the 175th anniversary celebrations on Jul 27 2001 by great great grandchildren of Karoline and Gottlieb.


Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Charles Bendin POWELL
b: 1 Mar 1810
d: 12 Jan 1898
first horticulturist in S.A. Arrived on the Duke of York from
England July 27 1836. He brought and planter fruit trees and vines including the tree subsequentl known as Mr Powell's mulberry tree at Reeves Point

He later moved to Walkerville where, in 1839, he became the licensee of the Saracen's Head Inn.
At his death he was survived by his wife,
Jane (nee GILLARD) and children Charles, Alicia, William and Grace


Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Elizabeth BEARE
8th child of Lucy Ann and Thomas Hudson BEARE
born in London on 16.10.1834
Died at Netley, S.A. on 9.1.1845
arrived at Reeves Point on 27.7. 1836 on board the 
"Duke of York", the first emigrant ship.
Carried ashore by 2nd mate Robert RUSSELL
enabling her to be known as the first colonist
interred at West Terrace cemetery

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Marie KLEEMANN
arie HELM married Friedrich KLEEMANN in 1826. They lived in the village of Raddack Pommern, Prussia.

Unable to accept changes within the lutheran church in Prussia, they were amongst several families who decided to emigrate in order to preserve their old lutheran faith.
The KLEEMANNs, with their five children aged between 3 mo and 8 years left Hamburg on 3 Jun 1837, Their youngest child died during the voyage.
Mrs Kleemann died on 14 Oct 1837 two days prior to arriving at Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island


Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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(Liebling)
who died at sea on the ship "Solway" 14 Oct 1837
the loved wife of Friederich W KLEEMANN

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Annie
daughter of J and R LYNNE
d: 1838

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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George GRAINGER with wife Harriett and 4 children arrived from Cambridge England 1856
their youngest child Emma died a year later. Three more children were born on Kangaroo Island. Harriett died in 1862 aged 40. George drowned May 9th 1881.

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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pastoral plan 1874

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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George GRANGER
arrived on K.I. 1856
Accidentally drowned "Bay of Shoals"
d: 9 May 1881 aged 54

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Harriet (GRANGER)
wife of George GRANGER
d: 27 Oct 1962 aged 40

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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infant son of Lovel and Rebecca BYASS is buried in this cemetery
Dr BYASS and his wife of two years came from
Sussex, England aboard the S.A. Company baque "Eden" on which Lovel was ship's surgeon attending 228 emigrants,
After 6 weeks in Adelaide he was appointed resident surgeon, Kingscote and they arrived here with their newborn son on 4 Aug 1838 on the company brig Goshawk.
5 months later (when Rebecca was again pregnant) their son died and this, together with Dr BYASS' evident dissatisfaction with the compant's administration, made them decide to quit the colony for Portland Bay in Victoria.
For the next 35 years Br BYASS precticed madicine throughout the western district of Victoria and southeast of South Australia.

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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infant son of Lovel and Rebecca BYASS
d: 1838

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Emma Karoline MILDE
b: 10 Sep 1838
d: 7 Apr 1839
buried in this cemetery

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Henry WALLEN
affectionatele known as "governor"/
The first farmer in South Australia
He was a aresident of Kangaroo Island from 1819 to 1856
departed this life at Adelaide May 2nd 1856 and brought to K/I/ for burial
aged 62 years.

Governor Henry WALLEN
Wallen arrived on Kangaroo Island circa 1819 as a free settler.
He established a farm at "Three Wells", Cygnet River and has
been described as South australia's first farmer. He is said to
have been a quiet, industrious, well behaved man.
He was a successful hunter, familiar with the biblr and kind to his aboriginal wives and son, henry jnr.

When the first official settlers arrived in 1836,
Wallen introduced himself as "the governor". He was helpful
to the colonists in many ways but was unfairly dispossessed of
his farm and stock when the SA company took it over for their
office. Wallen moved to Hog Bay and returned to hunting, while Henry Jnr was sent to Hobart Town to receive and education.

Henry jnr becanme known as Whalley and joined whaling ships
He was a pall-bearer at the funeral of William LANNEY,
the last full-blood male Tasmanian aboriginal in march 1869.
Whalley the chief harpooner in a whaling expedition 
died following the wreck of the Bencleugh at Macquarie Island in Aug 1877

Governor WALLEN lived out his life on Kangaroo Island until
poor health required him to go to Adelaide for medical
treatment, He died at the Gresham Hotel, King William Street 
in April 1856 at 62 years of age. His body was brought back to Kangaroo Island on the cutter Breeze and interred in this cemetery.

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Henry WALLEN
affectionatele known as "governor"/
The first farmer in South Australia
He was a aresident of Kangaroo Island from 1819 to 1856
departed this life at Adelaide May 2nd 1856 and brought to K/I/ for burial
aged 62 years.

Governor Henry WALLEN
Wallen arrived on Kangaroo Island circa 1819 as a free settler.
He established a farm at "Three Wells", Cygnet River and has
been described as South australia's first farmer. He is said to
have been a quiet, industrious, well behaved man.
He was a successful hunter, familiar with the biblr and kind to his aboriginal wives and son, henry jnr.

When the first official settlers arrived in 1836,
Wallen introduced himself as "the governor". He was helpful
to the colonists in many ways but was unfairly dispossessed of
his farm and stock when the SA company took it over for their
office. Wallen moved to Hog Bay and returned to hunting, while Henry Jnr was sent to Hobart Town to receive and education.

Henry jnr becanme known as Whalley and joined whaling ships
He was a pall-bearer at the funeral of William LANNEY,
the last full-blood male Tasmanian aboriginal in march 1869.
Whalley the chief harpooner in a whaling expedition 
died following the wreck of the Bencleugh at Macquarie Island in Aug 1877

Governor WALLEN lived out his life on Kangaroo Island until
poor health required him to go to Adelaide for medical
treatment, He died at the Gresham Hotel, King William Street 
in April 1856 at 62 years of age. His body was brought back to Kangaroo Island on the cutter Breeze and interred in this cemetery.

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Henry WALLEN
affectionatele known as "governor"/
The first farmer in South Australia
He was a aresident of Kangaroo Island from 1819 to 1856
departed this life at Adelaide May 2nd 1856 and brought to K/I/ for burial
aged 62 years.

Governor Henry WALLEN
Wallen arrived on Kangaroo Island circa 1819 as a free settler.
He established a farm at "Three Wells", Cygnet River and has
been described as South australia's first farmer. He is said to
have been a quiet, industrious, well behaved man.
He was a successful hunter, familiar with the biblr and kind to his aboriginal wives and son, henry jnr.

When the first official settlers arrived in 1836,
Wallen introduced himself as "the governor". He was helpful
to the colonists in many ways but was unfairly dispossessed of
his farm and stock when the SA company took it over for their
office. Wallen moved to Hog Bay and returned to hunting, while Henry Jnr was sent to Hobart Town to receive and education.

Henry jnr becanme known as Whalley and joined whaling ships
He was a pall-bearer at the funeral of William LANNEY,
the last full-blood male Tasmanian aboriginal in march 1869.
Whalley the chief harpooner in a whaling expedition 
died following the wreck of the Bencleugh at Macquarie Island in Aug 1877

Governor WALLEN lived out his life on Kangaroo Island until
poor health required him to go to Adelaide for medical
treatment, He died at the Gresham Hotel, King William Street 
in April 1856 at 62 years of age. His body was brought back to Kangaroo Island on the cutter Breeze and interred in this cemetery.

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Samuel GILES
d: 18 Feb 1829 aged 9 years

Edward H GILES
d: 18 Jul 1839
aged 8 mo

This stone erected by their brothers and sisters 1889

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Samuel GILES
d: 18 Feb 1829 aged 9 years

Edward H GILES
d: 18 Jul 1839
aged 8 mo

This stone erected by their brothers and sisters 1889

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Samuel GILES
d: 18 Feb 1829 aged 9 years

Edward H GILES
d: 18 Jul 1839
aged 8 mo

This stone erected by their brothers and sisters 1889

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Samuel GILES
d: 18 Feb 1829 aged 9 years

Edward H GILES
d: 18 Jul 1839
aged 8 mo

This stone erected by their brothers and sisters 1889

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Ada Emily DAW
d: 9 Nov 1862

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Charlotte Ann CALNAN
d: 1 Dec 1850 aged 5 y, 1 mo

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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John CALNAN
d: 30 Oct 1859 aged 2 Y, 3 mo

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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John CALNAN
d: 30 Oct 1859 aged 2 Y, 3 mo

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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John CALNAN
d: 30 Oct 1859 aged 2 Y, 3 mo

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Jeremiah CALNAN
b 1797 in county Cork. Ireland
arrived Nepean bay on the Africaine 2 Nov 1836
husband of Mary Ann CALNAN (nee BOW)
Father of John, Charles, Michael and Mary Ann
died at Encounter Bay Feb 1837
burial place unknown

John CALNAN
son of Jeremiah and Mary Ann, b: Bermondsey, Greater London
Arrived Kangaroo Island 2 Nov 1836
Drowned at Backstairs Passage while transporting mail to Encounter bay in 1853
Husband of Eliza Jane CALNAN (later Reeves)
Father of Mary Agnes (later SNELLING)
The CALNAN family descendants have cotinuously resided on Kangaroo Island from 1836 to 1886

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Samuel REEVES
infant son of Augustus and Eliza REEVES
d: 1856

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Sarah Mary PARIS (nee CHENNELL(
b: 1849
d: 1884
wife of George James PARIS
(telegraph station master Kingscote 1876 - 1884)
mother of Sarah, Ada, George, Charlesm Margaret, Amy, Ella
d: 8 Jul 1884

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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KNUCKEY
in memory of Charles Kingscote KNUCKEY (1888-1988)
founding patron of the Kangaroo Island Pioneers Assocation
Son of Louisa CALNAN, (granddaughter of Jeremiah CALNAN)
who arrived on the "Africaine" in 1836 and
John Randall KNUCKEY (who surveyed the Kingscote to Cape
Borda telegraph line in 1875 and also the Adelaide - Darwin and Ceduna lines) and
Nora KNUCKEY (nee DRURY) 1898-1988
wife of Charles,
both of whose ashes are scattered at Reeves Point
Parents of Kim, Naida and Richard
remembered by eight grandchildren
Erected by their descendants and the Kangaroo Island Pioneers Association in 2005

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Baby Luke BROADBENT
1836 - 1837
parents Harriet and Luke BROADBENT and their children came to South Australia
in the Buffalo landing at Holdfast Bay in 1836. They journeyed on to Kangaroo Island
where Luke was employed by the South Australia Company. The family stayed for a year
or two before returning to the mainland where Luke squatted at Cherry Gardens South Australia
before being allocated his own block of land at Cherry Gardens.

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Lucy Ann BEARE
b 1803 in England
wife of Thomas Hudson BEARE
who brought the first family of settlers to South Austyralia in the first ship
the barque Duke of York
which arrives at this island 27 Jul 1886
Lucy died in childbirth  Sep 1837 leaving 5 children uner the age of 11. 
She was the first woman settler buried on Kangaroo Island
this memorial, donated by Beare descendants was unveiled by Robert Hudson BEARE 27 Jul 1991

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Lucy Ann BEARE
b 1803 in England
wife of Thomas Hudson BEARE
d: 13 Sep 1837 
arrived ?? barque Duke of York 27? July 1836

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Lucy Ann BEARE
b 1803 in England
wife of Thomas Hudson BEARE
d: 13 Sep 1837 
arrived ?? barque Duke of York 27? July 1836

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Lucy Ann BEARE
b 1803 in England
wife of Thomas Hudson BEARE
d: 13 Sep 1837 
arrived ?? barque Duke of York 27? July 1836

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Lucy Ann BEARE
b 1803 in England
wife of Thomas Hudson BEARE
d: 13 Sep 1837 
arrived ?? barque Duke of York 27? July 1836

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Lucy Ann BEARE
b 1803 in England
wife of Thomas Hudson BEARE
d: 13 Sep 1837 
arrived ?? barque Duke of York 27? July 1836

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Lucy Ann BEARE
b 1803 in England
wife of Thomas Hudson BEARE
who brought the first family of settlers to South Austyralia in the first ship
the barque Duke of York
which arrives at this island 27 Jul 1886
Lucy died in childbirth 3 Sep 1837 leaving 5 children uner the age of 11. 
She was the first woman settler buried on Kangaroo Island
this memorial, donated by Beare descendants was unveiled by Robert Hudson BEARE 27 Jul 1991

Kingscote historic cemetery - Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, South Australia



Old Kingscote historic, Reeves Point, Kangaroo Island, SA


Address: Reeves Point,Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA
Opened: approx. 1838
# graves: ~27

More information about
ozburials.com - Kingscote Pioneer Burials
Kangaroo Island Council
ozburials.com - Kingscote
Australian Cemeteries - Kingscote
Gravesecrets - Kingscote
Susan Marsden, A short history of Kangaroo Island

Photographed: Dec 2011


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Latitude -35.64494408291707, Longitude 137.6390855024721
Latitude -35° 38’ 42", Longitude 137° 38’ 21"



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