Level 3 Mortlock Wing State Library of South Australia North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000
SA Islands

Monthly Lecture

SA Islands and Cape Willoughby

Quentin Chester

SA's islands feature some of our least disturbed refuges and many have a rich human history.

From wave-swept granite islets to Kangaroo Island, Australia's third largest island, South Australia has an extraordinary array of offshore realms.  These are significant havens for a range of plants and animals. This mix includes species at risk of extinct on the mainland, and others that have evolved in isolation over the past 10,000 years. Our 346 islands feature some of the SA's most intact and least disturbed refuges. 

At the same time, many islands have a rich human history associated with lighthouses, self-styled castaways and quixotic farming ventures.

Quentin Chester is author, journalist, award-winning photographer and outdoor guide. Writer & contributor for Australian Geographic since 1986 and for Wild Magazine since 1981. With a life-long interest in Australia’s wild landscapes, especially offshore islands, Kimberley, Flinders Ranges, inland deserts and Southern Ocean shorelines he has been based on
Kangaroo Island since 2009.

Date and Time

15 September 2022
5:00 pm


Members: $FREE
Non members: $10