[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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W.R.A. Kinley, second officer 22 Port Wakefield

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

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W. R. A. Kinley, second officer;

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["The Koombana", The West Australian, Saturday 30 March 1912, page 11]

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PASSENGERS AND CREW.

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Mr. Kinley, the second officer of the Koombana, is the only son of Mr. W.. H. Kinley, of Mt. Gambier, South Australia.

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["Officers and Crew", The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), Sunday 31 March 1912, page 1]

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Mr. W. R. A. McKinlay is a young South Australian, who is an acknowledged seaman, and is the only son of Mr. W. H. McKinlay, of Mount Gambier, S.A.

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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:--

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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 Lost Koombana", The Register (Adelaide, SA), Friday 05 April 1912, page 5]

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The Second Officer.

The second officer (Mr. W. R. A. Kinley) was the son of Mr. W. H. Kinley, of Penola, in the south-east. He began his early education at the Semaphore Collegiate School, and subsequently adopted the seafaring profession. Mr. Kinley joined the Adelaide Steamship Company's service in April, 1910, when he was appointed to the Marloo.

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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Caterer]

Thomas Caterer

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In 1883 he was assisting Harry P. Macklin (1856 - 2 August 1902) at the S. A. Commercial College on Osmond Terrace, Norwood then together in 1886 they founded the Semaphore Collegiate School in a building on Ward St, The Semaphore where the Rev. James Coglin previously conducted a Church school.

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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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W. R. A. Kinley, 27, Port Wakefield, South Australia, second mate;

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["The Nor'-West Cyclone", The Western Argus (Kalgoorlie, WA), Tuesday 02 April 1912, page 34]

Koombana's Second Officer

Pantryman of Vessel.

Their Identity.

Adelaide, March 29.

W. R. A. Kinley, the second officer of the missing steamer Koombana, is the only son of Mr. W. H. Kinley, of Mt. Gambier.

It is thought likely that Black, the pantryman of the steamer, is the son of Mr. James Black, of Penola.

["Personal", The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Saturday 06 April 1912, page 14]

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Three of the officers of the Adelaide Steamship Company's steamer Koombana, in addition to Captain Allen, were natives of South Australia. The second officer, Mr. W. R. A. Kinley, as previously stated, was a son of Mr. W. H. Kinley, of Penola;..

[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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22nd. July 1912.

Mr. W. H. Kinley,

Mt. Gambier

S. Aus.

Dear Sir,

I enclose herewith a Bank Draft for the sum of

12/13/1, being the balance of wages due to Mr. W. C. Kinley,

late second officer of the illfated "Koombana."

Will you kindly furnish me with a receipt for same.

Yours faithfully,

[this copy unsigned]

SHIPPING MASTER.

Could not find any death or memoriam notice re Kinley, except this:

["Deaths", The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Saturday 24 April 1909, page 8]

KINLEY.-On the 23rd April, at her residence, Yallamurra, Penola,

Elizabeth Charlotte, wife of Captain W. H. Kinley, aged 50 years.

Was the father a sea captain also?

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