Emu Bay Kangaroo Island SA Memorial Inscriptions

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Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}

Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]

Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia

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Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}

Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]

Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia

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Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}

Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]


Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]

WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]


Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia

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Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}

Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]


Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia

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Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}

Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]

Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia

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Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}

Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia

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Emu Bay Historic Cemetery?
graves of infants and lad named RATCLIFFE


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American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866

Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880

Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN

Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)

Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907

Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866

Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William

Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William

Snug Cove
HURST

Stokes Bay
BELL

West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885

Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island

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Emu Bay Historic Cemetery
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Emu Bay Historic Cemetery
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Emu Bay Historic Cemetery
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Emu Bay Historic Cemetery


Emu Bay Historic Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA


Address: 100m East down (dirt) road to "Bay of Shoals" from intersection with Emu Bay Road, Emu Bay.
Opened: approx. 1907
# graves: 4 (no surviving memorials)

In June 2016 there were six new plaques placed in the Emu Bay Historic Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, by members of the Emu Bay Progress Association & K.I. Lions Club. I have attached photos of these new plaques and information about who they refer to. Any other names mentioned as regards to being at this cemetery are no longer applicable, ie, Ratcliffe & Whittle. Ratcliffe is actually Radford and the Whittles have, over the years, been re-interred with other family members at the Kingscote Cemetery. Regards Mr Kym Scholz Vice-chairperson Kangaroo Island Branch National Trust of South Australia ph 85533017

More information about
The Kangaroo Island Council oversees care and control of 5 cemeteries throughout the Island
Australian Cemeteries - Emu Bay Cemetery
Susan Marsden, A short history of Kangaroo Island
National Trust of South Australia on Emu Bay Historic Cemetery
National Trust of South Australia - plaques placed in Emu Bay Historic Cemetery

Photographed: Dec 2011 (updated Jun 2016)


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Latitude -35.59768922052854, Longitude 137.517393946316
Latitude -35° 35’ 52", Longitude 137° 31’ 3"



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