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Kangaroo Island (S.A.)

LC control 85071463
Geographic headingKangaroo Island (S.A.)
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Geographic subdivision usageAustralia--Kangaroo Island (S.A.)
Variant(s)Borda Island (S.A.)
Decres Island (S.A.)
Île Borda (S.A.)
Île Decres (S.A.)
Isle Borda (S.A.)
Isle Decres (S.A.)
Kangaroo Island (S. Aust.)
Kanguroo Island (S.A.)
Karta (S.A.)
Pindinga (S.A.)
Ultima Thule (S.A.)
See alsoIslands--Australia
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Found inGeoNames [algorithmically matched] (island; 35°50ʹ00ʺS 137°15ʹ00ʺE)
PlaceNames online: South Australian state gazetteer, via WWW, Dec. 13, 2013 (Kangaroo Island, South Australia; feature type: Cay; Island; Island group; GDA 94 coordinates: -35.8117 137.20526; AGD 84 coordinates: -35.81313359 137.20386372; previous name: Kanguroo Island; alternative name: Karta. Named by Flinders in gratitude for the fresh supplies of kangaroo meat obtained there. Originally recorded by Flinders as Kanguroo Island. Named by Baudan as Isle Borda and by Peron & Freycinet as Isle Decres. Aboriginal names for the island are Karta or Pindinga.)
Wikipedia, Dec. 13, 2013 (Kangaroo Island is Australia's third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia 112 km (70 mi) south-west of Adelaide. Native name: Karta (Island of the Dead); On 23 March 1802 British explorer Matthew Flinders, Commanding HMS Investigator, named the land "Kanguroo Island". He was closely followed by the French explorer Commander Nicolas Baudin, who was the first European to circumnavigate the Island and and who mapped much of the island. Baudin named the Island Île Borda, in honour of Jean-Charles de Borda, although the French chart published by Louis de Freycinet after Baudin's death referred to the Island as Île Decres)
Wells, G.E. Kangaroo Island, South Australia, cradle of the colony : the earliest history and legends of the place they called Ultima Thule, the island at the end of the world, 1985.