South Australia, Australia

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South Australia was separated from New South Wales and became an independent state in 1836. Its capital is Adelaide.&nbsp; South Australia was the only State in the country to have free settlers only, no convicts.<br>  
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&nbsp;In July 1836 the Kingscote settlement on Kangaroo Island just off the coast of&nbsp; South Australia was established five months before Adelaide was founded. The guiding principle behind settlement was that of systematic colonisation, a theory espoused by Edward Gibbon Wakefield that was later employed by the New Zealand Company. The 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; The State covers some of the most arid parts of the continent of Australia.<br>
  
 
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Australia

South Australia

 In July 1836 the Kingscote settlement on Kangaroo Island just off the coast of  South Australia was established five months before Adelaide was founded. The guiding principle behind settlement was that of systematic colonisation, a theory espoused by Edward Gibbon Wakefield that was later employed by the New Zealand Company. The 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.  The State covers some of the most arid parts of the continent of Australia.

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Getting started with South Australia research

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Regions and Islands of South Australia

Kangaroo Island 
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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.



Fleurieu Peninsula 

Yorke Peninsula  

Eyre Peninsula

Limestone Coast

South Australian Northern Regions and Outback

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

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

This area consists of the following places:

Flinders Ranges

Includes Hawker, Kanyaka and Quorn

Mount Remarkable
Northern Areas

Includes 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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