Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Kangaroo Island Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Harveys Return Landing Site, Flinders Chase National Park
Registered Name Harvey's Return - Landing Site
Significance This site is important because of its association with the early European contact and settlement on Kangaroo Island and the Cape Borda lightstation (registered place 10399) in particular. Structural remains on the site, including the horse powered capstan and rail track relics, are tangible reminders of both the isolation of the lightstation and contemporary engineering solutions to the problem of conveying supplies and materials from sea to land on a remote and rugged coast. The site also reflects the importance of sea trade and shipping as the main means of transport to the western end of Kangaroo Island before the advent of roads. (SHB)
Subject Index Transport (Water) - Jetty
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 12-JAN-1984
LGA Kangaroo Island
State Heritage ID 12353
Heritage Number 16027
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 5685/176 H111200 S11


While due care has been taken to ensure that the SA Heritage Places Database accurately reflects the South Australian Heritage Register and listings of Local Heritage Places in Development Plans, the State of South Australia does not accept liability for the use of the SA Heritage Database for any purpose. Users should consult the Department for Environment and Water - Heritage South Australia to confirm the listing of State Heritage Places and the relevant Development Plan for Local Heritage Places/Contributory Items.

In the majority of cases, the maps of State Heritage Places on this web site show the footprints of the most significant structures on a registered Place. However, sometimes they simply indicate the complete area of land comprising the Place. Work is proceeding to further refine the mapping of such places. It is also important to note that development control is not limited to the registered structures but extends to their setting and structures nearby (what is termed ‘development affecting’ a State Heritage Place). Hence it is vital that exact details of the listed place and implications for any proposed development be discussed with Heritage South Australia staff, as they cannot be deduced solely from the information on this web site. The inclusion of a place in the SA Heritage Register gives no right of public access. Permission to visit properties must be sought from the owners. The accuracy of the mapping of State Heritage Places is not guaranteed. Please contact Heritage SA ( https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/heritage/sa-heritage-register) if you believe there is an error.

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