Bailey, Garnet Sydney

[Passenger list, "KOOMBANA" 37, compiled 02 April 1912, Adelaide Steamship Company. Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University, 0186/N46/634]

Fremantle-Broome Bailey G. [blank]

[Passenger list, "KOOMBANA" 37, compiled 12 April 1912, Adelaide Steamship Company. provided to the author by the late Malcolm Barker]

List of passengers known to have been bound for Broome.

From Fremantle


Bailey, Garnet Sydney. Has two brothers in Somersetshire whence he

emigrated. Engaged to daughter of Mrs. Vaughan

"Lynden", 9th Avenue, Maylands.


["The Passengers", The West Australian, Wednesday 03 April 1912, page 7]




Mr. G. Bailey


["The Koombana", The Murchison Times and Day Dawn Gazette (Cue, WA), Saturday 13 April 1912, page 3]

Perth, Friday.

There are no further tidings of the s.s. Koombana. The Adelaide Shipping Company advises the following additions to the passenger list of the Koombana: Bates, steerage for Broome, George Lawrence, shearer for Derby. Both booked aboard. Others known to be on the vessel are:-Smith (Broome), Gilbert and Bailey (Broome), Smith (Derby), and Taylor (proceeding to Derby under engagement to Mr. Piper).

["The Koombana", The West Australian, Friday 12 April 1912, page 7]



The Adelaide S.S. Company advises the following additions to the passenger list of the Koombana:--H. Bates, steerage, for Broome, and Geo. H. Lawrence, a shearer, whose wife resides at Woodlupine, for Derby, both of whom booked on board. Of the others known to be on the vessel, W. Smith, a passenger for Broome, had been residing in Bagot-road, Subiaco; Gilbert Bailey, for Broome, had two brothers in Somersetshire, England. and had friends at Maylands; and W. Smith, a passenger for Derby had a father residing at Gaffneys' Creek, Victoria. Mr. A. S. Tayler, who was amongst the unfortunate Koombana's passenger, was well known in the Gingin district, having worked for Mr. G. J. Gooch. Mr. Taylor was a native of Berkshire, England, and landed at Fremantle in November last by the s.s. Uganda. He wis proceeding to Derby under engagement to Mr. Piper.


["A Koombana Passenger", The Western Mail (Perth, WA), Saturday 20 April 1912, page 21]

"Maylands, April 12.

To the Editor.

Sir,--The name of one of the passengers to Broome on the Koombana was Garnet Bailey, not Gilbert, as announced in the passenger list in this morning's paper. Would you kindly make this correction, as Mr. Bailey was well known in business circles at Wagin.--Yours etc., MARY VAUGHAN."

AB notes:

Bailey was engaged to Mary Vaughan's daughter

Vaughan's letter is to the Western Mail, but the error appeared in The West Australian (under same ownership)

[Wreck of the "Koombana" - photocopy of material relating to, Harbour and Lights Department, Western Australia, 1912, State Records Office of Western Australia. Series 1618, Cons. 5055, Item 001, see Koombana Relief Fund correspondence]

Mr. Hare.

The following enquiries have been addressed to us in regard to persons supposed to have been lost in the s.s. "KOOMBANA":-

(1) Mr. C Blades, 55, Russell Street, Middlesborough

(This man has lost his son John Stephen Blades)

(2) Mrs. E. Fairbanks, 1, Radnor Cottages, Upton,

Bexley Heath, Kent - enquiries as to her son-in-

law, Andy Shiels.

(Yuills say name appears on their official list)

(3) Mrs. R. Mitchell, Wyncliffe, Hatherleigh, Abergavenny

Enquiries as to her brother, G. Bailey.

(Yuills say name appears on list)


["Deaths", The West Australian, Tuesday 11 June 1912, page 1]


BAILEY.--Lost at sea, on board s.s. Koombana about March 21, Garnet Sydney Bailey, late of Wagin district, and native of Pill, Somerset, England. English papers please copy.