[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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F. Gunning, A.B. 32 Bristol

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

"P. Clinton, F. Wilson, H. B. Rea, C. Stanley, T. McDonnell, William A. Farnell, W. Carton, M. Ryan, M. Dwyer, P. Jenkins, J. McGuckin and F. Gunning, A.B.'s"

["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. C. Clinton, F. Wilson, H. B. Rea, C. Stanley, T. McDonnell, William. A. Farrell, W. Carton, M. Ryan, M. Dwyer, P. Jenkins, J McGuckin, and F. Gunning, A.B.'s.

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["The Koombana", The West Australian, Friday 12 April 1912, page 7]

OFFICIAL LIST OF CREW

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F. Gunning, 32, Bristol, able seaman;

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[Barker, Malcolm, 2001, The Truth Is So Precious, Success Print, Perth, Western Australia, page 52]

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Other crew newly signed on for this trip were noticed:

Name Rank Age Place of Birth

F Peacock 3rd Officer 27 Edinburgh, Scotland

J Levins Bosín 33 Drogheda, Ireland

M Dwyer A.B. 25 Dungarvan,Ireland

P Jenkins A.B. 25 Stirling, Scotland

J McGuckin A.B. 35 Harrington, England

F Gunning A.B. 32 Bristol, England

F Herbert Fireman 18 Victoria, Australia

A de Montfort Fireman 25 Jersey Island

T Taylor Fireman 31 Dundee, Scotland

A Bryant Fireman 31 Victoria,Australia

H Stanberg Second Cook 28 Sweden

J Jackson Kitchenman 22 Belfast, Ireland

S Reynolds Steward 27 Adelaide, Australia

W Smith Steward 22 Clapton, England

AB notes:

newly recruited, according to Barker

["The Koombana Relief Fund", The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Wednesday 07 August 1912, page 8]

THE KOOMBANA RELIEF FUND.

The fund, for the relief of sufferers through the loss of the steamer Koombana in a cyclone off the Western Australian coast, has reached £2,600. This money was collected throughout the Commonwealth. It will be distributed by the relief committee in Fremantle. Mr. S. Coe, as assistant secretary of the Federated Seamen's Union at Port Adelaide, states that, he would be glad if information could be supplied to him concerning the child of Mr. F. Gunning, who was one of those in the ill-fated steamer. Her mother had previously died. The little girl was adopted by some kind person. She will receive a grant from the fund.

["Koombana Relief Fund", The Register (Adelaide, SA), Wednesday 07 August 1912, page 12]

KOOMBANA RELIEF FUND.

The fund for the relief of sufferers through the loss of the steamer Koombana in the cyclone off the West Australian coast has reached £2,600. This money was collected throughout the Commonwealth. It will be distributed by the relief committee in Fremantle. Mr. S. Coe, Assistant Secretary of the Federated Seamen's Union at Port Adelaide, states that he would be glad if tidings could be supplied him concerning the child of Mr. Fred. Gunning. The little one's father was one of those lost in the ill-fated steamer; her mother had previously died, and therefore she became an orphan. The little girl was adopted by some kind person. She will receive her proportion of the fund.

AB notes:

finally a first name for Gunning: Fred.