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

Fremantle-Derby Hayes J. United service return half.

AB notes:

"United service return half"? probably a return ticket bought through another shipping line,

under some reciprocal arrangement

[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]

...

Hayes, James Brother to William and Andrew Hayes, Bunbury.

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

FOR DERBY.

Saloon.

...

Mr. J. Hayes.

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[Personal communication, Bethwyn Brandis, granddaughter of Koombana passenger Fred Clinch, 25 May 2005]

Background: In March 2002 Mrs Brandis, granddaughter of Fred Clinch, sought to contact with other descendants of those lost on the Koombana. She placed an advertisement in The West Australian under the heading "Can you help?". She was very surprised at the response and has recorded the correspondence which followed. Amongst her correspondents:

"Judy Hammond

15 Peelward Parade

Mandurah.

Judy rang me saying her great uncle was James Hayes, station manager. Her relatives were Blythes. I don't know if the latter were relevant but I think were well known in the north. I only spoke to her once."

[nothing at www.whitepages.com.au as of 20050605]

["Deaths", The West Australian, Wednesday 17 April 1912, page 1]

HAYES.--On or about March 22, 1912, lost it sea in the s.s. Koombana, James, brother to William and Andrew Hayes, of Bunbury, and stepbrother to Joseph Blythe, senior, late of Kimberley. Thy will be done.

["Announcements", The Western Mail (Perth, WA), Saturday 20 April 1912, page 23]

DEATHS.

..

HAYES.--On or about March 22. 1912, lost at sea in the s.s. Koombana, James, brother to William and Andrew Hayes, of Bunbury, and stepbrother to Joseph Blythe, late of Kimberley. Thy will be done.

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