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[[Image:Australia with South Australia highlighted.png|right|200px|South Australia]] In July 1836 the Kingscote settlement on Kangaroo Island which lies just off Cape Jervis in&nbsp; South Australia was established only five months before Adelaide was founded. The guiding principle behind the settlement was that of systematic colonisation, the idea was first espoused by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, whose aim was to establish the province as a centre of civilisation for free immigrants, promising civil liberties and religious tolerance. Although its history is marked by economic hardship, South Australia has remained politically innovative and culturally vibrant. Today, the state is known as a state of festivals and of fine wine. The state's economy centres on the agricultural, manufacturing and mining industries and has an increasingly significant finance sector as well.&nbsp; South Australia covers some of the most arid parts of the continent of Australia.<br>
[[Image:Australia with South Australia highlighted.png|right|155px|South Australia]]  
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== Getting started with South Australia research  ==
 
== Getting started with South Australia research  ==
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Numerous articles are available on FamilySearch Wiki to help you get started in family history. This portal will provide links to articles about general research topics.  
 
Numerous articles are available on FamilySearch Wiki to help you get started in family history. This portal will provide links to articles about general research topics.  
  
[[Principles of Family History Research|'''Principles of Family History Research''']]
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Principles of Family History Research  
  
 
#[[Identify What You Know|Identify What You Know]]  
 
#[[Identify What You Know|Identify What You Know]]  
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== Regions and Islands of South Australia  ==
 
== Regions and Islands of South Australia  ==
  
=== [[Kangaroo Island - South Australia|Kangaroo Island]]&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1283296117750_186" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1283296117751_685" /> [[Image:Thiselton 2009 0716.jpg|thumb|right]] ===
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*[[Kangaroo Island - South Australia|Kangaroo Island]]&nbsp; [[Image:Thiselton 2009 0716.jpg|thumb|right|181x141px|Thiselton 2009 0716.jpg]]
  
Kangaroo Island is a pristine wilderness - a place that has offered protection to substantial populations of native Australian animals and a place of beauty. It is 18 km off the coast of South Australia and has a population of just 4,400 people.<br>
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Kangaroo Island is a pristine wilderness - a place that has offered protection to substantial populations of native Australian animals and a place of beauty. It is 18 km off the coast of South Australia and has a population of just 4,400 people.  
  
=== [http://www.southaustralia.com/FleurieuPeninsula.aspx Fleurieu Peninsula] <br>  ===
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*[[Fleurieu Peninsula - South Australia|Fleurieu Peninsula]]
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*[[Yorke Peninsula - South Australia|Yorke Peninsula]]
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*[[Eyre Peninsula - South Australia|Eyre Peninsula]]
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*[[Regions of South Australia|Limestone Coast]]
  
The [http://www.wilmap.com.au/samaps/fleurieu/f1.html Fleurieu Peninsula] (click on this link to view a map of the peninsula), is a picturesque peninsula located south of Adelaide in South Australia, Australia.&nbsp; It was named after the French explorer and hydrographer Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu by the French explorer Nicolas Baudin as he mapped the south coast of Australia in 1802.&nbsp; Towns of interest in the area include the scenic [[Victor Harbor - South Australia|Victor Harbor]], the heritage town of [[Willunga - South Australia|Willunga]], [[Mount Compass - South Australia|Mount Compass]], [[Goolwa - South Australia|Goolwa]], [[Yankalilla - South Australia|Yankalilla]], [[Rapid Bay - South Australia|Rapid Bay and]] the wine region of [[McLaren Vale - South Australia|McLaren Vale]]. There is fine surfing at [[Waitpinga - South Australia|Waitpinga]] and Browns Beach on Kangaroo Island.&nbsp; A ferry travels between Cape Jervis, at the tip of the peninsula, and Kangaroo Island.<br>
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'''Northern Regions and Outback of South Australia'''
  
This adventure playground is famed for its coastal thrills, secluded beaches, adventurous tours and unspoilt wildlife. It's a paradise for divers and snorkellers, with dramatic shipwrecks and stunning marine life, including the famed Leafy Seadragon.&nbsp; And it's alive with vibrant and creative festivals, events and art.
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*[http://bit.ly/ik29V4 South Australian Northern Regions and Outback]
  
Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some of the best produce and vineyards in the country. If you know about wine, you've certainly heard of names such as McLaren Vale, [[Langhorne Creek - South Australia|Langhorne Creek]], and [[Currency Creek - South Australia|Currency Creek]]. You can find them all here.  
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This list is not exhaustive, but includes organisations which are particularly concerned with the history of local areas, the preservation of specific locations, buildings and historic sites, or the operation of historical museums.&nbsp; Not all places have online resources, but they do have addresses that can be written to, and in some cases email addresses.  
  
=== [[Yorke Peninsula - South Australia|Yorke Peninsula]]  ===
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Clicking on the title above, will take you to a website where you can click on the area you are interested in.
  
The Yorke Peninsula is a peninsula located north-west and west of Adelaide in South Australia, Australia, between Spencer Gulf on the west and Gulf St Vincent on the east. It has geographic coordinates of 34°21′S 137°37′E / 34.35°S 137.617°E / -34.35; 137.617
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The list is organised according to Local Government Area (LGA). Over the past few years many councils, both municipal and rural, have amalgamated. The list below shows LGA names current at June 1998.  
  
The peninsula is separated from Kangaroo Island to the southeast by Investigator Strait.
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<u>The North</u>
  
Yorke Peninsula is named by Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N., after the Right Honourable Charles Philip Yorke (1764-1834) (later Lord Hardwicke), narrowly beating French navigator Captain Nicolas Baudin (who preferred the name 'Cambaceres Peninsula'). Charles P. Yorke came from a very distinguished political family (his father had been Lord High Chancellor and grandfather had been Lord Chief Justice, Speaker of the House, and Lord High Chancellor), and had a lengthy political career of his own, serving as Member of Parliament (1790-1810), Secretary of State for War (1801-1803), Home Secretary (1803-1804), and First Lord of the Admiralty (1810-1812). <br>
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The area consists of the following places:<br>  
  
=== Eyre Peninsula  ===
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*Flinders Ranges - includes Hawker, Kanyaka and Quorn<br>
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*Mount Remarkable
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*Northern Areas iIncludes Booleroo, Georgetown, Gladstone, Jamestown, Laura, Rocky River, Spalding and Yacka
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*Orroroo - Carrieton
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*Peterborough
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*Port Augusta
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*Port Pirie - includes Crystal Brook and Redhill<br>
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*Whyalla
  
Eyre Peninsula is a triangular peninsula in South Australia. It is bounded on the east by Spencer Gulf, the west by the Great Australian Bight, and the north by the Gawler Ranges. It is named after explorer Edward John Eyre who explored some of it in 1839-1841. The coastline was first explored by Matthew Flinders in 1801-1802. The west coast was also visited by Nicolas Baudin at around the same time.<br>  
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<u>Outback</u>  
  
The peninsula was explored by a party led by John Charles Darke in 1844, who was killed by local aborigines on the return to Port Lincoln.
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*Marree, Radium Hill and Yunta
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*Coober Pedy
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*Roxby Downs
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*Woomera
  
The main towns are [[Port_Lincoln_-_South_Australia|Port Lincoln]] on the southern point, [[Whyalla_-_South_Australia|Whyalla]] and [[Port_Augusta_-_South_Australia|Port Augusta]] at the north east, and [[Ceduna_-_South_Australia|Ceduna]] at the northwest. They are connected by the Eyre Highway across the inland edge, and the Flinders Highway and Lincoln Highway along the west and east coasts.
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<u>Beyond South Australian Borders</u>
  
The major industry is farming - cereal crops, sheep, and cattle in the drier north and more water-intensive activities such as dairy farming and a growing wine industry in the south. Many coastal towns have commercial fishing, in particular Port Lincoln, which had a large tuna-fishing fleet, Port Lincoln is gradually being converted to fish farming in bays along the coast. The Eyre Peninsula has a growing population of around 55,390 people.
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*Alice Springs, Northern Territory
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*Broken Hill, New South Wales
  
There is a commercial nephrite jade mine near [[Cowell_-_South_Australia|Cowell]] as well as this iron ore is mined in the hills near Iron Knob inland from Whyalla, to where it is transported by rail for smelting.
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National Parks located on the Eyre peninsula include Lincoln National Park, Coffin Bay National Park, Gawler Ranges National Park, and several conservation parks and reserves like Acraman Creek Conservation Park.<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gazetteer_of_Australia Australian Gazetteer]  
 
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/southaustraliagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - South Australia]
The peninsular is served by the isolated narrow gauge Eyre Peninsula Railway.
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The area is also known as the Eyre Coastal Plain.<br>
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=== [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gazetteer_of_Australia Australian Gazetteer] ===
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== Help Wanted  ==
 
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*There is no online search engine available through the SA Registry&nbsp; for Birth, Marriage and Death.&nbsp; Although CD Indexes are available from most Family History Library's or Genealogical Societies.
 
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Revision as of 21:50, 2 January 2013

Australia Gotoarrow.png South Australia

South Australia
In July 1836 the Kingscote settlement on Kangaroo Island which lies just off Cape Jervis in  South Australia was established only five months before Adelaide was founded. The guiding principle behind the settlement was that of systematic colonisation, the idea was first espoused by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, whose aim was to establish the province as a centre of civilisation for free immigrants, promising civil liberties and religious tolerance. Although its history is marked by economic hardship, South Australia has remained politically innovative and culturally vibrant. Today, the state is known as a state of festivals and of fine wine. The state's economy centres on the agricultural, manufacturing and mining industries and has an increasingly significant finance sector as well.  South Australia covers some of the most arid parts of the continent of Australia.

Getting started with South Australia research

Numerous articles are available on FamilySearch Wiki to help you get started in family history. This portal will provide links to articles about general research topics.

Principles of Family History Research

  1. Identify What You Know
  2. Decide What You Want to Learn
  3. Select Records to Search
  4. Obtain and Search the Records
  5. Use the Information

Regions and Islands of South Australia

Kangaroo Island is a pristine wilderness - a place that has offered protection to substantial populations of native Australian animals and a place of beauty. It is 18 km off the coast of South Australia and has a population of just 4,400 people.

Northern Regions and Outback of South Australia

This list is not exhaustive, but includes organisations which are particularly concerned with the history of local areas, the preservation of specific locations, buildings and historic sites, or the operation of historical museums.  Not all places have online resources, but they do have addresses that can be written to, and in some cases email addresses.

Clicking on the title above, will take you to a website where you can click on the area you are interested in.

The list is organised according to Local Government Area (LGA). Over the past few years many councils, both municipal and rural, have amalgamated. The list below shows LGA names current at June 1998.

The North

The area consists of the following places:

  • Flinders Ranges - includes Hawker, Kanyaka and Quorn
  • Mount Remarkable
  • Northern Areas iIncludes Booleroo, Georgetown, Gladstone, Jamestown, Laura, Rocky River, Spalding and Yacka
  • Orroroo - Carrieton
  • Peterborough
  • Port Augusta
  • Port Pirie - includes Crystal Brook and Redhill
  • Whyalla

Outback

  • Marree, Radium Hill and Yunta
  • Coober Pedy
  • Roxby Downs
  • Woomera

Beyond South Australian Borders

  • Alice Springs, Northern Territory
  • Broken Hill, New South Wales

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  • There is no online search engine available through the SA Registry  for Birth, Marriage and Death.  Although CD Indexes are available from most Family History Library's or Genealogical Societies.