This is a project of the Encounter Bay Family History Group as our contribution to About Time: South Australia’s History Festival, held annually in May. Our members have collected the information from the Trove Digitised Newspaper Collection (National Library of Australia, trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper) and other sources. We do not claim to have found every obituary — errors and omissions are inevitable. This is an ongoing project and we plan to cover other places in our region in due course.
The Obituaries and Reports of Deaths Database index has been printed and bound into booklets available for sale at a cost of $10 each (members), $15 each (non members). Only a limited number of copies are left but a DVD containing all three booklets is now available for $25. Prices quoted here do not include postage.
The Obituaries and Reports of Deaths Database here contains the indexes only of surnames referred to in the books, with the numbers of entries for each name or page numbers. Surnames have been entered using the spelling as found in the newspapers of the day. We are prepared to do lookups, and would appreciate a donation to our group in return. Use the Contact Us link at the top right of this page.
In 2014–16 we have collected obituaries of some people who lived in Victor Harbor/Harbour. Indexes to these are published on our Blog pages. For lookups use the Contact Us link at the top right of this page.
Material collected to date
2014, Book 1: Victor Harbor Obituaries and Reports of Deaths Index
2016, Book 3: Port Elliot