The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Stephens, Samuel
Stephens, Samuel, the first manager of the South Australian Company, arrived at Nepean Bay, Kangaroo Island, by the Duke of York, on July 27th, 1836, and was the first settler to land on its shores. He married, whilst on his voyage out, Miss C. H. Beare, daughter of T. H. Beare, second in command under the Company. He was killed by a fall from his horse a few months after his arrival. Mr. David McLaren was appointed his successor, and arrived in 1837.