Headstone Transcriptions

Harvey's Return Cemetery
Kangaroo Island

Transcribed by Lorraine Larment
from photos provided by Jo-anne Graham.

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CINZIO , Davide. Husband of Tina. Last Lighthouse keeper at Cape Borda.  His ashes were scattered in this cemetery where early Lighthouse keepers were buried. . 10 June 1939 - 11 November 2004

JENNESON , Lily . 14 July 1884
JOHNSON , Infant. 19 July 1862 aged 1 month. Infant daughter of Charles and Mary Ann Johnson. . 19 July 1862 . Aged 1 months

KERR , Edward, Captn October 1885 . Aged 54 years
KOPP , Irene. Daughter J.E.K. 17 September 1895
KOPP , Jane E. Wife of Light Keeper. 19 April 1903

MAIN , Arthur. son of Light Keeper. 30 November 1877
MAIN , William Thom 9 May 1875 . Aged 7 years 6 months

WELLS , Light Keeper. 1873
WILLS , Augusta. Wife of Light Keeper. 22 August 1884
WOODWARD , G. W. First Light Keeper. 13 September 1858

A plaque in this cemetery reads:
Early settlers in this area included Nat Thomas who, with his Tasmanian Aboriginal wife Betty, arrived on Kangaroo Island in 1827 and farmed the area at the Eastern end of Antechamber Bay until 1878.
This couple had 3 children, a son and 2 daughters. The elder daughter, Mary, born in May 1833, was the first documented child of a European born in South Australia.
While not always well treated, the aboriginal companions of the pre-1836 settlers made a significant contribution to the early development of the island, several were brought from Tasmania and others mainly from nearby Fleurieu Peninsula.
Betty died in 1878, and while the actual site of her grave is unknown, it is believed to be in this vicinity.
Kangaroo Island Pioneers Association Inc
Department of State Aboriginal Affairs.

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