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) Old Government Quarry
Registered Name Geological Monument - Old Government Quarry
Significance This small disused quarry cut into the coastal cliffs at Kingscote provides excellent exposures of 170million year old basalt unconformably overlying Permian glacial and river-deposited sediments. This site provides important evidence of basaltic volcanic activity along Australia's southern continental margin during the initial stages of the rifting between Australian and Antarctica c170 million years ago. It also provides evidence of the Permian glaciation which affected large areas of Australia at a time when it still formed part of Gondwanaland, c270-280 million years ago. Stone from this quarry is believed to have been used to build road linking the Old Port Road at today's Albert Park to the 'new' Port Adelaide in 1839-40. (SHB Assessment Report).
Subject Index Landscape area - Geological Site; Mining and mineral processing - Quarry
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 27-SEP-1990
LGA Kangaroo Island
State Heritage ID 14039
Heritage Number 16034
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 5524/86 H110800 S445,CR 5524/87 H110800 S446,CR 5524/88 H110800 S466,CR 5756/688 H110800 S490


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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