Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Off Howard Drive PENNESHAW
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Kangaroo Island Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Christmas Cove (designated place of geological significance)
Registered Name Christmas Cove (designated place of geological significance)
Significance Christmas Cove near Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island is of historical and scientific heritage value. Firstly it was the landing site in 1802 of several crew members and 'scientific gentleman' from the Investigator, captained by Matthew Flinders. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, it has evidence of Permian glaciation in the north-eastern side of the Cove, which is of scientific importance to South Australia, being the only example of this type of geological formation in this State.
Subject Index Landscape area - Geological Site; Exploration and survey - Landing Site
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 13-JUN-1996
LGA Kangaroo Island
State Heritage ID 14751
Heritage Number 16046
Section 16 c - it may yield information that will contribute to an understanding of the State's history, including its natural history
g - it has a special association with the life or work of a person or organisation or an event of historical importance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 5228/52 T110201 A91,CT 5981/854 D72454 A100,CT 5981/854 D72454 A100


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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