[Passenger list, "KOOMBANA" 37, compiled 02 April 1912, Adelaide Steamship Company. Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University, 0186/N46/634]
Fremantle-Derby Cowan, W.L. Adelaide S.S. return half.
[Passenger list, "KOOMBANA" 37, compiled 04 June 1912, Adelaide Steamship Company. Broome Historical Society]
List of passengers known to have been bound for Derby.
From Fremantle [saloon]
Cowan William L. Had return half. Teamster for Kimberley
Pastoral Co. Derby. Has sister at Cottesloe
Beach (Mrs. McGillivray) and relations at
["The Passengers", The West Australian, Wednesday 03 April 1912, page 7]
Mr. W. L. Cowan.
["In Memoriam", The West Australian, Thursday 20 March 1913, page 1]
COWAIN.--In loving memory of our dear brother, William Laughton, who was lost in the ill-fated Koombana on or about March 20, 1912.
Also our dear mother, who died at Cottesloe Beach on December 20, 1911.
God called them home; it was His will;
But in our hearts we love them still.
Their memories are as dear to-day
As in the hour they passed away.
--Inserted by their loving brother and sister in-law, son and daughter-in-law, John and Nellie.
William had a brother John, married
His mother had died in December