Many people have volunteered their time, or equipment to erect this memorial and the Thevenard Ratepayers and Residents Group wish to acknowledge their contribution.
Nick Karagiannis and Howard Edson for construction of the lighthouse, EPC and Bob Street for bricks, Sandy Ware for use of trailer, Ceduna Forshore Hotel for contributions to accommodation, Far West Native Title Commission for permission to site the structure at Pinky Point, Far West Camera Club (Carol Suter) for photographics, Ceduna Steel Fabrication for metalwork, Ceduna Aboriginal Arts & Culture Centre (staff and artists) for use of their premises, John Gascoyne for historical research with help from Sue Trewartha and SueMcCarthy, Jayne Holland (Country Arts SA) for her help and support, Rev Sybil Peacock for conducting the service, Calca Granite from Paul Tillett
Mosaic Workers (in no particular order):- Doreen Bergmann, Sue Spriggs, Wilhemena Dodd, Shannon Nielsen, Charmane Fricker, Karen Park, Lyn Thomas, Estelle Miller, Gail Warmington, Margaret Shipard, Val Shipard, Lorna and Howard Edson, Sandy Taylor, Leonie Scott, Josh Threadgold, Riley Nielsen, Judith Hoffrichter, Kirsty Collins, Jo Meredith, Colin and Sue Kaehne, Rose Brownell, Nikki Milpuddie, Angie Freeman, Marls Shipart, Judy Gregory, Kath Dunn, Karen Collins, Joy Codrington, John and Chris Gascoyne, Trudie Riddle's Year 9 class from Ceduna Area School, and other classses from both local schools who came to check our progress and show an interest.
Point of Interest - The area that has been covered by this loss of life extends from Haslam in the east to the WA/SA border.
Country Arts SA
Ceduna District Council
Thevenard Ratepayers and Residents Group Inc.
Ceduna Aboriginal Arts and Culture Centre
DESIGN ARTIST - Michael Tye
CONSTRUCTION - Nick Karagiannis and Howard Edson
COORDINATOR - Chris Gascoyne
An initiative of Thevenard Ratepayers and Residents Group Incorporated
It is possible that a persons name is unlisted due to no knowledge or for culturally sensitive reasons.
Angus Blake Organ
Was fishing at Denial Bay when his boat capsized. Body found 3 kilometres from Denial Bay jetty.
Albert Herbert Sampson
33 year old lost from the 'Grace Darling' (passenger steamer) on 17th August 1910.
John (A.J.) Dorward
Fell from the vessel 'Wookata' at Fowlers Bay hitting his head on the side of the boat and then into the water. Body recovered by a sailor on the ship but was deceased, thought to have fractured his skull.
Friedrich Wilhelm Stasinowsky
26 year old drowned near Denial Bay on 26th Sept 1912
60 year old native of Scotland drowned near Ceduna Jetty on 29/8/13.
Alice Lydia Paine
42 year old Alice drowned off St Francis Island. Body never recovered.
45 year old fell from dingy at Thevenard wharf when going from a barge to the tug boat on 8/7/18, Also known as Michael Farnell.
Richard Herbert Hickman
68 year old Richard drowned on 15th August 1925, when he was loading wheat on the 'MS Nordbo' . He was knocked off the Thevenard wharf by a sling of wheat and his body not recovered for two days. Buried at Ceduna Cemetery.
24 year old sailor aboard the 'SS Zinal' fell off the gangway and was drowned at Thevenard wharf on 6th March 1926.
Leslie Wren Ellis
40 year old waterside worker drowned off Thevenard on 16 Nov 1928. Buried at Ceduna Cemetery. Body found by L.J Hoffrichter at Duck Ponds. Was married to Hertha Elvira Hoffrichter.
Fell from flatty and drowned whilst fishing at Thevenard on 20/10/33 aged 47 years. Buried at Ceduna Cemetery.
Eric Alfred Pettersson
Drowned near Thevenard jetty on May 11 1934. Found to have taken his own life. 47 years of age - from Finland. Buried at Ceduna Cemetery.
Douglas Haig Richardson
Drowned at the Granites, Point Sinclair on 1st January 1935 aged 18 years. Buried at Penong Cemetery
52 year old Greek fisherman fell from flatty and drowned off Thevenard on 27th July 1935. Body found at Shelly Beach. Buried at Ceduna Cemetery.
Thelma Eileen Nieass
Drowned on 5th Dec 1936 at Fowlers Bay aged 23 years. Buried at Penong Cemetery.
Body found near Ceduna Hospital. 54 year old fisherman who had been in the district for 16 years. Family in Denmark. Buried in Ceduna cemetery.
53 year old Greek fisherman found drowned in the well of his boat off Thevenard on 4th Jan 1952. Thought to have fainted due to blood pressure problems and fallen into the well.
Arthur George Carter
Drowned at Thevenard, near the jetty. 53 year old member of the crew of interstate freighter 'Bundaleer' that was taking on a load of plaster. Buried at Ceduna cemetery.
John James Fitzpatrick
Body of 30 year old found on 24/10/57 70 metres north side of Ceduna jetty by Bill Jolly. Arrived at Thevenard 10 days prior to work at Ceduna Quick Service Garage.
Eric Ronald Ivor Bowman Tapley
Barrie Winston Tapley
Robert Richard Tapley
Albert Arthurt Clayton
Ronald Anthony Watson
Ole Tolstrup Larsen
No trace of tuna boat the Lincoln Star on her maiden voyage and coming home with 9 ton of tuna on 27th Feb 1961. Last contact at 6pm the night prior and expected to be in Port Lincoln the following morning. Seven crew lost between Cape Bradstock and Cape Adieu. 13 year old Robert Tapley, 19 year old brother Barrie and skipper and father 49 year old Eric Tapley. John Brown aged 24 from Blenheim NZ, Ron Watson aged 20 from Napier NZ, Albert Clayton aged 21 from Ulladulla NSW. Ole's age and origins not known.
14 year old Gary drowned on Sept.6th 1965 near the Thevenard jetty after a sailing boat capsize. Buried at Ceduna Cemetery.
William John Boehme
7 year old Thevenard schoolboy drowned at Scotts Corner (near Duck Ponds)on 7/11/67. Was in a dinghy and was thought to have tried to swim ashore. Buried at Ceduna Cemetery.
Explosion on boat at Smoky Bay on June 23rd 1971 . The 27 year old tried to swim ashore. Buried at Ceduna Cemetery.
Clarence Edward Kelly
58 year old Council worker fishing from Ceduna jetty, lost balance and drowned on 17/9/71.
Bernard Gordon Cromwell Loader
E&WS labourer drowned 2/4/72 at Haslam. Found by Adrian Ettridge 200 yards north of jetty.
Wade Gray Shipard
11 year old Wade was taken by a shark while swimming at Point Sinclair on 7/2/75. Buried at Penong cemetery.
Frederick William (Skip) Wright
Affectionately known as Skip. Drowned on the forshore near Ceduna jetty as a result of an epileptic seizure on 28/11/75.
37 year old Swiss man fell of a vessel 'Jeparit' on 14/3/79. Body washed up at Duck Ponds.
Joseph Keith Beattie
On 3rd August 1980,16 year old Joseph and 20 year old Robert went missing. Their vehicle and bodies were discovered off the Thevenard wharf by Marine and Harbour divers on 26th March 1981. An extensive police search throughout SA and interstate had failed to find any trace of the missing boys. Joseph is buried at Ceduna Cemetery.
Brian Herbert Nash
Michael Ian Nash
41 year old Brian and his 14 year old son Michael from Port Augusta drowned several kilometres south west of Smoky Bay jetty on May 26th 1980 following a boating accident.
Greek fisherman who drowned off Thevenard on 20th April 1981. Thought to have hit a beacon whilst night fishing.
Edward Francis Honner
28 year old fell from the fishing vessel 'Bronwyn' and drowned at the Thevenard wharf .
Stanley George Huppatz
20 year old shearer from Rendelsham drowned off rocks at Point Sinclair. Around 6/6/84.
49 year old Stanley accidentally drowned at Smoky Bay on 6/3/86. Stanley was born at Ooldea, was baptised with his family at Koonibba on 10/6/45 and is buried at the Koonibba cemetery.
Malcolm John Taylor
12 year old affectionately known as 'Mako' suffered a seizure on Ceduna jetty, fell into the water and was retrieved but died as a result of the drowning a few days later. Born 18/2/77.
Aileen Margaret Shipard
Graham Bruce Shipard (Goof)
49 year old Aileen and 52 year old Graham (Goof) drowned at Fowlers Bay in a boating accident whilst checking cray pots on 9th January 1989. Buried at Penong Cemetery.
Drowned as a result of a boating accident at Smoky Bay on 2/10/89.
Crewman from the fishing vessel 'Celia' went missing on 7/7/91 near Bielamah (Bellamore). Body not recovered.
Paul Denys Richter
Steven Jeffery Woolford
Both boys 27 years of age drowned off Cape Adieu on 8th October 1992 during a severe storm when returning home from a fishing trip. Both buried at Ceduna Cemetery.
Thomas Edward Holder
52 year old Tom drowned when he fell overboard from the fishing trawler 'Monica' 100 miles off Eucla. DNA testing of a bone in a wellington boot dredged up in a net a number of years later proved to be that of Tom Holder.
Cameron Smeaton Bayes
25 year old shark attack victim at Cactus Beach on 24th Sept 2000. On honeymoon from New Zealand.
48 year old drowned off Goat Island on 20th Nov 2000 when abalone boat capsized. Body never recovered.
Paul a diver, was taken by a shark west of Smoky Bay on 30th April 2002.
David John Meeke
Troy Roxleigh Forbes
37 year old David from Ceduna and 42 year old Troy from Streaky Bay disappeared without trace whilst fishing 30km off Eucla on 30th Oct 2008.
28 year old skipper of the prawn trawler Lincoln Lady, Rees died from a blow to the head as a result of equipment failure aboard the vessel at anchor near Franklin Island.