[Passenger list, "KOOMBANA" 37, compiled 02 April 1912, Adelaide Steamship Company. Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University, 0186/N46/634]
Fremantle-Derby Jenkins Miss Daughter of Above [ie. of Rob]
[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]
Jenkins, R.H. Emanuel Brothers' representative at Derby.
Jenkins Miss Daughter of above.
This is Edith Jenkins, 27, daughter of Robert.
["Story of the Koombana", The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), Sunday 31 March 1912, page 12]
"Messrs. Piper and Jenkins both manage stations for Messrs. Emmanuel Bros., and were returning to Derby after a trip to the metropolis. Mr Jenkins was accompanied by his daughter."
["The Loss of the Koombana", The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), April 7, 1912]
There are photoes of Rob and Edith with the caption:
"Mr R. H. Jenkins (a North-West Station Manager) and MISS JENKINS (his daughter)
who were passengers on the Koombana."
["The Passengers", The West Australian, Wednesday 03 April 1912, page 7]
["Fate of the Koombana", The Northern Times (Carnarvon, WA), Saturday 06 April 1912, page 2]
Mr. Jenkins was stock buyer at Derby for Messrs. Emanuel Bro., Ltd., and was taking one of his daughters with him for company. Two other daughters are in South Australia. He was a widower for a lengthy period. His friends in describing how long he has been on the coast and how well he is known, say: "He is another Dad Fleming."
["Some Of The Passengers", Broome Chronicle (WA), Saturday 06 April, 1912]
Mr. Jenkins, cattle shipper for Emanuel Bros., en route to Derby, accompanied by his daughter.
["The Koombana", The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Monday 08 April 1912, page 10]
A SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PASSENGER.
Wasleys, April 6.
Mr. R. H. Jenkins, a brother of Mrs. R. H. Oliver, of near Wasleys, was a passenger by the ill-fated Koombana. Mr. Jenkins was accompanied by his daughter on their unfortunate trip. He was travelling from Fremantle to Derby, carrying out his duties as stock inspector for the firm of Emmanuel Forrest & Co. A brother and sister and two sorrowing daughters live at Woodville, at which suburb Mr. Jenkins himself formerly resided.
["Deaths", The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Saturday 27 April 1912, page 18]
Photo of Edith Jenkins 1912 with her sisters Chara and Minie