There was a whaling station on nearby St. Peter's Island during the 1850s.
Ceduna was the site of a major satellite telecommunications facility operated by the Overseas Telecommunications Commission. This facility was a major employer in the town until the facility became redundant due to technological changes.
On 4 December 2002, Ceduna received international attention when the path of totality of a solar eclipse passed directly over the town. Though the day had at times been partly cloudy, the southwestern sky where the Sun and Moon were located was clear at the time of the total solar eclipse, late in the afternoon. Temperatures were cool that day.
The Ceduna War Memorial is located near the RSL at the western fringe of the town.
Allow a day or more at Ceduna and delight in the place.