[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

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P. Finnerty, second grade steward 32 Dublin

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["Story of the Koombana", The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), Sunday 31 March 1912, page 12]

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P. Farrance, A. Deeham, C. H. Benedict, Edward Wardlaw, J. Hughes, J. Blades, A. Salkild, S. W. Reynolds, F. J. Winpenny, Wm. Dick, James Crosbie, Wm. Cant, R. Davies, W. Burkin, H. Smith and P. Finnerty, stewards.

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["Officers and Crew", The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), Sunday 31 March 1912, page 1]

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Several stewards, whose names appear on the articles of the Koombana, may not have joined the vessel. Captain Smith, the Port shipping master, asks that in this event the men who did not go should notify him.

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["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:--

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P. Farrance, A. Deerham, C. H. Benedicte, E. Wardlaw, J. Hughes, J. Blades, A. Salkild, S. W. Reynolds, F. J. Winpenny, Wm. Dick, James Crosbie, Wm. Cant, R. Davis, W. Burkin, H. Smith, and P. Finnerty, stewards.

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["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:--

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P. Finnerty, 32, Dublin, assistant steward;

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[Passengers Arriving 1855-1922, Shipping Master's Office, Sydney. State Records Authority of New South Wales, NRS13278, X259 reel 2046, see Crew list, "Koombana", Sydney, 13 June 1909]

KOOMBANA

OF ADELAIDE, JNO. REES, MASTER, BURTHEN 4399 / 2678 TONS

FROM THE FREMANTLE via MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, 13TH JUNE 1909

Surname Given name Station Age Of what Nation Status

REES JNO. MASTER CREW

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THOMAS JNO. QUARTER MASTER 34 NEVIN CREW

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REA H.A. A. B. 30 LONDON CREW

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INNES W.B. 2nd ENGINEER 34 ABERDEEN CREW

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LOW J.G. 4th ENGINEER 28 CORK CREW

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DOWNIE J. FIREMAN 30 GLASGOW CREW

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FITZPATRICK W. FIREMAN 29 ENGLAND CREW

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CASEY JAS. BAR KEEPER & STOREKEEPER 23 NOWRA CREW

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STANLEY H. BEDROOM STEWARD 25 ADELAIDE CREW

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FINNERTY P. SCULLION 32 DUBLIN CREW

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COUGHLAN J. FORE CABIN STEWARD 28 ADELAIDE CREW

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WALKER C. 3rd COOK 26 BIRKENHEAD CREW

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