"Kangaroo Island or I'le Decrès" Kangaroo Island by pedroswift

Kangaroo Island Travel Guide: 256 reviews and 691 photos

"K.I." as it is known by locals who affectionately call the land to the north of K.I. "the big island".

A visit to Kangaroo Island, South Australia is mandatory for anyone interested in the French exploration of Australia's coastline in 1801-3.

Nicolas Baudin, led an expedition of two ships to map the coastlines of western and southern "New Holland" - "Terra Australis". Some of the names given to features by Baudin and his crew remain in use today.

Requisite reading before visiting K.I.

Brown, A : "Ill-Starred Captains: Flinders and Baudin"
ISBN: 1920731466. This is a must for all with a thirst for Australian History & for Australian Francophiles! The Brit and the French Captains who filled in the blank sections of the map of Australia 200 + years ago. read a synopsis of the book

  • Last visit to Kangaroo Island: Nov 2010
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