Christie, Arthur Mowbray

[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]



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]


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

Charles Christie

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".