County of Carnarvon (South Australia) facts for kids
|County of Carnarvon
Remarkable Rocks formation in Flinders Chase within the Hundred of McDonald
|LGA(s)||Kangaroo Island Council|
|Region||Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island|
County of Carnarvon is a cadastral unit located in the Australian state of South Australia which covers the full extent of Kangaroo Island. It was proclaimed in 1874 by Governor Musgrave in response to the demand for agriculture land on Kangaroo Island.
- List of constituent hundreds
The County of Carnarvon covers the full extent of Kangaroo Island and “all islands adjacent thereto.”
The County of Carnarvon was gazetted in 1874 in response to the demand for agricultural land on Kangaroo Island. The county was proclaimed by Anthony Musgrave, the ninth Governor of South Australia on 13 August 1874 along with the first of its constituent hundreds, the Hundred of Dudley. The country was named after Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon who served two terms as the British Secretary of State for the Colonies. The following twelve hundreds were proclaimed within the County between the years 1874 and 1960 - Dudley in 1874, Menzies in 1878, Haines in 1883, Cassini in 1884, MacGillivray in 1906, Seddon in 1908, Newland in 1909, Duncan in 1909, Ritchie in 1909, McDonald in 1910, Gosse in 1931, and Borda in 1960. A thirteenth hundred was proposed during the 1930s but was never proclaimed - the Hundred of Baudin ( ).
List of constituent hundreds
Description of layout of the hundreds
The hundreds located within the County of Carnarvon are laid out as follows (from west to east) - Borda, Gosse, Duncan, Cassini and Menzies overlooking the north coast of the island, MacDonald, Ritchie, Newland, Seddon and MacGillivray overlooking the south coast of the island, with Haines occupying the full extent of the island south of Nepean Bay and Dudley occupying the full extent of the Dudley Peninsula.
Hundred of Borda
Hundred of Cassini
Hundred of Dudley
The Hundred of Dudley (American Beach, Antechamber Bay, Baudin Beach, Brown Beach, Cuttlefish Bay, Dudley East, Dudley West, Island Beach, Kangaroo Head, Ironstone, Pelican Lagoon, Penneshaw, Porky Flat, Sapphiretown, Willoughby and Willson River.) was proclaimed on 13 August 1874. It covers an area of 390 square kilometres (149 sq mi) principally on what is now the Dudley Peninsula and was named after the American jurist, Dudley Field who was the father-in-law of Governor Musgrave. Its extent includes the localities of
Hundred of Duncan
Hundred of Gosse
Hundred of Haines
Hundred of MacGillivray
Hundred of McDonald
The Hundred of McDonald (Flinders Chase, Karatta and Gosse, with most of the hundred being located within parts of the Flinders Chase National Park and the Ravine des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area.) was proclaimed on 27 January 1910. It was named after Alexander MacDonald, a South Australian politician. It includes parts of the localities of
Hundred of Menzies
The Hundred of Menzies (Bay of Shoals, Brownlow KI, Cygnet River, Emu Bay, Kingscote, North Cape and Wisanger, nearly all of the locality of Menzies and parts of the localities of Birchmore and Nepean Bay.) was proclaimed on 11 April 1878. It covered an area of 320 square kilometres (124 sq mi) and was named after a Lord Menzies who is described as being a friend of William Jervois, the tenth Governor of South Australia. Its extent includes the localities of
Hundred of Newland
Hundred of Ritchie
Hundred of Seddon
The Hundred of Seddon (Richard Seddon, a former Prime Minister of New Zealand. Its extent includes the localities of Parndana and Seal Bay, most of the locality of Seddon, and parts of the localities of Cassini, Duncan, Kohinoor, MacGillivray, Newland and Vivonne Bay.) was proclaimed on 31 January 1908. It covers an area of 400 square kilometres (156 sq mi) and was named after
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