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Composed and shared by Ceduna Old Photos, Sue Trewartha and Erica Bodger.
1934. The Church of Our Redeemer is beautifully furnished and fitted.
The foundation stone bears the name of the first missionary, the Rev C A Wiebusch, who met with such an untimely end at Noarlunga last year. There is also a fine photograph of the late gentleman and Mrs Wiebusch in the community hall in the home. The church is very pretty in its adornment, a very fine painting of the Saviour forming the altarpiece.
Church and Manse
11 January 1950. Koonibba. After weeks of preparation, Christmas celebrations… began on Christmas Eve with a childrenâ€™s service. The church was packed to capacity. After the service, over 300 bags of lollies were distributed and parents and relatives were invited to the childrenâ€™s home… On Christmas day evening an amateur hour was conducted in the school. Over 20 items were given, mainly vocal and musical, Miss Gwenda Pompey scored most votes for her rendering of â€œThose Far Away Placesâ€ and Donny Tschuna with a cowboy song, was placed second…
Confirmation over the years.
Pastor Colin Temme after Confirmation at Koonibba.
Second from back, on right, Dick Ware. Back in doorway with glasses, Barry Piltz and perhaps his wife in front. Lady with long blonde hair, Lorna Orr. On her left, Pastor Neville Kriewaldt. Lady in hat on right, front, Mrs Hewittson.