[SS "Koombana": list of crew as per copy of Articles at shipping office, Fremantle, Adelaide Steamship Company, April 1912. provided to the author by Jean Northover, City Beach, Western Australia]
THE CREW AGE BIRTHPLACE
A. Christie, fourth engineer 23 Sydney
["Mr A. G. Christie (4th Engineer.)", The Western Mail (Perth, WA), Saturday 06 April 1912, page 24]
["Story of the Koombana", The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), Sunday 31 March 1912, page 12]
"A. M. Christie, fourth engineer"
["The Crew", The West Australian, Wednesday 03 April 1912, page 7]
The following is the complete crew which left with the vessel, according to the records in the Adelaide Co.'s office:--
A. G. Christie, fourth engineer.
["The Koombana", The West Australian, Friday 12 April 1912, page 7]
OFFICIAL LIST OF CREW
The following official list of the names of the crew who signed on the s.s. Koombana's articles and who were supposed to have gone in the vessel is supplied by the Shipping Master of Fremantle (Captain T. W. Smith). The age, birthplace, and capacity of each member is given:--
A. N. Christie, 23, Sydney, fourth engineer;
[Wreck of the KOOMBANA - letters re men's estates, Correspondence between the office of the Chief Harbourmaster, Fremantle, and the families of lost crewmembers, Harbour and Lights Department, 1912. State Records Office of Western Australia, AN16/5 Cons 1056 Item 062]
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1st May 1912
Dear Mr Ross
We were very
grieved to learn on the receipt
of your letter, that Mrs Ross
was so seriously ill but we
were greatly relieved to learn
yesterday that a telegram had
been received from Mrs Penfold
that Mrs Ross was so much better.
We do most sincerely hope & pray
that the shaddow hovering so
near has been dispersed and
that bright glad days are to be
We have regretted that with
your own troubles we should be
worrying you wtih ours
thankful for your kindness in
looking afger Arthur's affairs for
I have to acknowledge the
receipt of the ASS 67?? for his
Could you get me a copy of
the West Aust Mail (illustrated)
for the 6th Apl. I believe Arthurs
Photo was in it.
Will you let us know how Mrs
Ross progresses for we shal be greatly
interested to hear.
With kindest regards to her &
the members of your family & your
Yours Very sincerely
P.V. Ross Esq
Arthur Christie took out a £500 life insurance police with the A.M.P. Original held by Annie Boyd.
Arthur Christie was 2nd Officer of the s.s. Paroo in May 1909.
In a letter written by the officers of the Paroo, published in The Hedland Advocate on Saturday 08 May 1909,
one of the signatories is "Christie, 2nd Officer".