[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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J. Jackson, kitchenman 22 Belfast

...

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

"J. Jackson, kitchenman"

["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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Walter Tutt, chief cook; H. Stanberg, second cook; G. Jones, third cook; J. Jackson, kitchenman; A. G. Deller, baker; C. Walker, butcher;

...

["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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J. Jackman, 22, Belfast, kitchenman;

...

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

...

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

[Wreck of the KOOMBANA - letters re men's estates, Correspondence between the office of the Chief Harbourmaster, Fremantle, and the families of lost crewmembers, Harbour and Lights Department, 1912. State Records Office of Western Australia, AN16/5 Cons 1056 Item 062]

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An unsigned letter...

To Capt Smith

Shipping Master

Fremantle April 6th 12

The Home Address of J Jackson, Kitchenman,

Koombana is.

Mr Jackson

Shallum Villa

Gilnahirk

Knock

Belfast Ireland

[Wreck of the KOOMBANA - letters re men's estates, Correspondence between the office of the Chief Harbourmaster, Fremantle, and the families of lost crewmembers, Harbour and Lights Department, 1912. State Records Office of Western Australia, AN16/5 Cons 1056 Item 062]

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Letter from Accountant General, Board of Trade, London,

to Secretary, Marine Board, Port Adelaide.

BOARD OF TRADE,

(Finance Department),

7, Whitehall Gardens,

LONDON, S.W.

27th July 1912.

Sir,

With reference to your letter of the 22nd ultimo,

remitting the sum of Eight pounds, sixteen shillings, as

the wages due to the deceased seaman, J. Kearns, late of

the Koombana, I am directed by the Board of Traded to en-

close a copy of a letter sent on teh 21?st May last to the

Secretary, Marine Board, Port Adelaide, giving particulars

of claims received from relatives of seamen said to have

been serving on this vessel at the time of her loss, and

to add that a claim has recently been received from

Joseph Jackson of Gilnahert, Belfast, for the amount due

to his son John Jackson.

The Board will still be obliged by an early remittance

of any wages in these cases to enable them to deal with

the claims of the relatives.

I am,

Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

[signed] Geo. Fry,

Accountant General.

The Shipping Master,

Fremantle,

West Australia.

[Wrecks. The loss of the "Koombana", Australian High Commission, United Kingdom, 1912. National Archives of Australia, Series A2911 760/1912]

[http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=232127]

Title: Wrecks. The loss of the "Koombana".

Series number: A2911

Control symbol: 760/1912

Contents date range: 1912 - 1912

Access status: Open

Location: Canberra

Barcode: 232127]

A digital copy of this file is available online.

It includes enquiries and requests for compensation by relatives of crewmen lost with Koombana:

Thomas Miller Grant

A. Baker

John Jackson

William Dick

These letters have not been transcribed.