Goddard, Thomas

[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]




Goddard, T. Shearer, wife at Armadale, Western Australia.


* Signifies that person indicated had been reported by relative

or friends as having travelled and presumably booked on board.

[Passenger list, "KOOMBANA" 37, compiled 02 April 1912, Adelaide Steamship Company. Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University, 0186/N46/634]

Fremantle-Derby Goddard T. [blank]

["The Passengers", The West Australian, Wednesday 03 April 1912, page 7]




Mr. T. Goddard.


["Fate of the Koombana", The Northern Times (Carnarvon, WA), Saturday 06 April 1912, page 2]


Mr. Goddard, a shearer, had his wife and two young children living at Armadale, and together they spent a period every year at Rockhampton.


["Action by Australian Workers's Union", The West Australian, Thursday 30 May 1912, page 8]


Among those who lost their lives on the Koombana were a number of men--about 20 in all, so far as can be officially ascertained--who were proceeding to the shearing sheds in the North-West. These men were members of the Australian Workers' Union, and their mates on the Upper Liveringa Station have subscribed and forwarded to the head office of the Union in Perth the sum of 50 15s. 6d. to be distributed among the widows and orphans of their late comrades. The secretary of the union (Mr. T. L. Brown) has obtained authority from the headquarters of the Union in the Eastern States to forward subscription lists throughout the shearing sheds in this State in order to augment the amount already donated.

["Roads Boards", The West Australian, Tuesday 25 June 1912, page 8]



The ordinary meeting of the Armadale Kelmscott roads Board was held on Monday last, when the chairman (Mr. T. James) presided over a full attendance of members. The Town Clerk forwarded a cheque to the value of 9 on account for Mrs. Goddard, trom the Koombana Relief Fund.


["In Memoriam", The West Australian, Wednesday 19 March 1913, page 1]


GODDARD.-In loving memory of my dear husband, Thomas Goddard, who lost his life in the Koombana, March, 1912.

It seems but a day since he bade us good-bye,

His heart fall of hope and his spirit so high.

How little we thought, when he left us that day,

The grim hand of Death would soon tear him away.

-Inserted by his loving wife, Rose Goddard.

["In Memoriam", The West Australian, Monday 22 March 1915, page 1]


GODDARD.-In sad but loving memory of my dear husband, Thomas Goddard, who was lost on the Koombana on or about March 21, 1912.

Until the day breaks.

-Inserted by his wife and children, Alice, Lorna, Maurice.