Composed and shared by Ceduna Old Photos, Sue Trewartha and Erica Bodger.
This is the 1916 flood in the O’Loughlin area. Situated in a low lying area of the farm, E O Dahl’s home was flooded and the marks from the water were visible in the ruins until the 1980s. People in the photo are: Women and children on left; Ellie Kloeden, at back, Lina Kloeden, Mrs Ted Dahl seated, and her boy Jack, children in front, Harold Post and Teddy Kloeden. Men: Herman Kloeden, Ernie Lutz, Will Post and August and Charley (Michans) Kloeden.
WCS. 23 July 1958. Ceduna. Obituary. Edward Otto Dahl. In the recent passing of Mr Edward Otto Dahl, Ceduna lost another of its well known personalities. Born at Hahndorf, the late gentleman came to the Coast 53 years ago. He worked at Koonibba Mission and in the Charra district until about 1906, when he took up land in the Hd O’Loughlin. Mr Dahl married Miss Olive Jenkin of Redhill, 1913. Their children are Jack, employed at the Ceduna Aerodrome, Andrew, a seaman in the merchant service, Jim, school teacher, Neil, WO in 23rd Construction Co, Bill, radio-radar technician at Wagga, Joan, Mrs W J Miller, Kath, Mrs Bob Lee, nursing at Heidelberg Military Hospital and Bonna, Mrs Barry Crisp. Mr Dahl obtained all of his education at the German School at Hahndorf. He was an avid reader and became a man of wide knowledge and general understanding. He was a fluent public speaker. Adverse seasons resulted in his relinquishing farming and moving to Charra, where he cut scrub, did road work and was wheat buyer at Uworra, Koonibba, Wiabuna and Chinta. In 1934, he moved to Ceduna and joined the Waterside Union. He was its president for many years, making several trips to Sydney to attend union meetings. He was secretary of the local rifle club for 16 years and a councillor of the District Council of Murat Bay for 8 years. He resigned from council when he became caretaker of parks in Ceduna. Although during his life he cut down hundreds of acres of scrub, the late gentleman was an ardent lover of trees. He was instrumental in planting many of the trees in Ceduna, which now stand as a living memorial to him. Besides his family he leaves three brothers, Charles, Fred and Herbert, and one sister, Mrs Fisher. Mr Dahl was one of the founders of the Ceduna branch of the Fathers Association and a short prior to his death was made a life member of the association.