[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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N.C. Jamieson, Chief Officer 33 Daylesford Victoria

["No News of the Koombana", The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), Sunday 31 March 1912, page 1]

OFFICERS AND CREW

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Mr. Jamieson, the chief officer is a well-known identity in Western Australia, having been with the Adelaide Steamship Company for a considerable period.

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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:--

Thomas M. Allen, master.

N. C. Jamieson, chief officer.

W. R. A. Kinley, second officer.

F. G. Peacock, third officer.

F. H. Harris, purser.

J. Levins, boatswain.

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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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N. C. Jamieson, 33, Daylesford, Victoria, first mate;

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["The Steamer Koombana", The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Friday 12 April 1912, page 8]

THE STEAMER KOOMBANA.

GOOD AND BAD FORTUNE.

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Mr. Norman Jamieson, chief officer of the Koombana, who was a Williamstown resident, was formerly chief officer of the Yongala. He changed to the Grantala immediately before the Yongala sailed on her ill-fated voyage. From the Grantala he transferred to the Koombana, and twelve months to the day on exactly the opposite coast of Australia to where the Yongala foundered, he apparently lost his life.

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["Adelaide Steamship Company", The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), Sunday 28 July 1912, page 13]

ADELAIDE STEAMSHIP COMPANY

Promotion in the Service

Mr. W. Moxon, Manager for W.A. of the Adelaide Steamship Co., Ltd., writes:--

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Mr. N. C. Jamieson, the first male of the Koombana, came to Australia towards the end of 1907 as second mate of the cargo boat Junee. In less than four years Mr. Jamieson had been promoted over the heads of all Australian first and second mates to the company's largest and finest ship.

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[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 the Fremantle office of the ASS Coy, 19th April, 1912.

Capt. T. W. Smith,

Shipping Master,

Representative of the Board of Trade,

Fremantle.

Dear Sir,

Referring to our letter of 17th. inst.,

under cover of which we sent you a cheque for 461-4-0 for

ss "KOOMBANA" (missing) wages to 31st. March 1912, please note

that we wish to page wages of the following officers, viz;-

T. M. Allen, Master 29-12 -0

N. C. Jamieson, Chief Officer 15 -4 -0

W. R. A. Kinley Second Officer 12 -16 -0

P. S. Peacock Third Officer 10 -8 -0

A. Wassell Second Engineer 12 -13 -4

J. G. Arrow Fifth Engineer 9 -12 -0

Please refund this amount to us out of the moneys held in trust

by you on our account in this matter.

Yours faithfully,

[signature illegible, but probably Moxon]

Manager for W. A.

[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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The Adelaide Steamship Co. Limited

Port Adelaide, 10th January, 1913.

T. W. Smith Esq,

Shipping Master,

Harbor & Light Dept,

Fremantle.

Dear Sir,-

In reply to your favor fo the 18th. ultimo. re addresses

of relatives of the following who were lost in the "Koombana", I

have to advise as under:-

N. C. Jamieson. Late Chief Officer

Mrs. Jamieson. (Mother)

53 Verdon Street,

Williamstown. Vic.

F. S. Peacock. Late 3rd. Officer.

Mr. J. S. Peacock. (Brother)

2 Craighouse Road

Morningside,

Edinburgh. Scotland.

Mrs. Freer Late Stewardess.

Mrs. Jeanes. (Niece).

Martin Street,

Birkenhead. South Australia.

Yours faithfully,

[signature unclear]

ACTING MARINE SUPERINTENDENT.