South Australia, Australia Genealogy
South Australia was separated from New South Wales and became an independent state in 1836. Its capital is Adelaide. South Australia was the only State in the country to have free settlers only, no convicts.
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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.
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.
This area consists of the following places:
Includes Hawker, Kanyaka and Quorn
Includes Booleroo, Georgetown, Gladstone, Jamestown, Laura, Rocky River, Spalding and Yacka
Orroroo - Carrieton
includes Crystal Brook and Redhill
Marree, Radium Hill and Yunta
Beyond South Australian Borders
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Broken Hill, New South Wales
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