[Passenger list, "KOOMBANA" 37, compiled 04 June 1912, Adelaide Steamship Company. Broome Historical Society]

List of passengers known to have been bound for Derby.

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From Fremantle to Broome or Derby

Cane, Fred Father enquires from 252 Peel Street, Bathurst NSW.

Port Hedland states he embarked at Fremantle as

passage worker in stewards' department.

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["Bathurst Residents' Loss", The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 8 April 1912, page 9]

BATHURST RESIDENTS' LOSS.

Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Cane, of Peel-street, Bathurst, have received advice from Western Australia that their son, Frederick, aged 22, was aboard the Koombana, which is believed to have foundered with all hands. The wire states that the worst is feared concerning the vessel, since wreckage has been found. The son was educated at St. Stanislaus College. He later obtained employment with Messrs. E. Webb and Co. Having a strong desire to go to sea he embarked as a steward on a vessel in Sydney. Eventually he joined the Koombana at Port Hedland.