Captain Edward Diener

Captain Edward Diener

Captain Edward Diener, 1866-1923, ship owner and Captain, of ‘S.W. Eva Millicent’, ‘S.W. Merle’ and ‘S.W. Kookaburra’.  Photo courtesy of State Library of South Australia http://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/PRG+1258/4/70

Captain Diener’s steamers were Stern Wheelers hence the S.W. in their names.  All of his boats were named after his daughters except the S.W. Kookaburra.  Edward’s daughter Merle recorded an oral history for the S. A. Speaks’: An Oral History of Life in South Australia before 1930 project.  You can listen to the recording here.

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Captain Edward Diener

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Captain Edward Diener -35.406510, 138.964063 Captain Edward Diener - PS Eva Millicent & PS Merle http://paddlesteamers.kyliesgenes.com/captain-edward-diener/