[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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Jno. J. Mangan, second steward 43 London

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

"J. J. Mangan, second steward"

["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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F. W. Johnson, chief steward.

J. J. Mangan, second steward.

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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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J. J. Mangan, 43, London, second steward;

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[Research file "s.s. Koombana", 1973-. Department of Maritime Archeology, Western Australian Museum, 189/73/1]

There is a letter from the in museum file 189/73/1 referring to crewman J.J. Mangan

Date 30th January 1980

Writer: R Clayton

[address withheld]

Peakhurst 2210

Letter requesting info on Koombana sent to WA Archives

"my Great Grandfather - J.J. Mangan - was one of the crew"

Follow-up: Sydney Residential phone directory 2005/6 list W Clayton at this address. [phone number withheld]

added to TaskTracker

["Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 13 April 1912, page 16]

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MANGAN.- In the S.S. Koombana, off Port Hedland, John Joseph, second steward, the beloved husband of Minnie Mangan and brother-in-law to Matilda and Alfred Tyrell, Ada and John Potter, Nellie and James Dixon, Nina and Walter Shipway.

Loved and respected by all.

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["Family Notices", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 16 April 1910, page 12]

Family Notices

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Deaths

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CLAUSEN.-In loving memory of our dear mother,

Sarah Clausen, who passed away on April 16, 1909, aged 60 years, at her residence 150 George-street, Waterloo.

[poem]

Inserted by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Nell and Jim Dixon.

CLAUSEN.-In loving memory of our dear mother, Sarah Clausen, who departed this life April 16, 1909, aged 59 years.

[poem]

Inserted by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Florence and Arthur Barke, and children.

CLAUSEN.--In loving memory of our dear mother and

grandma, Sarah Clausen, who departed this life April 16, 1909, aged 59 years. Inserted by her only son, Alfred, and grandson, Jackie Gribble.

CLAUSEN.--In sad but loving memory of my dear mother, Sarah, who died April 16, 1909, aged 59 years, R.I.P. Inserted by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Minnie and Jack Mangan.

CLAUSEN.--In sad but loving memory of my dear mother. Sarah, who died April 16, 1909, aged 59 years. Sadly missed. Inserted by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Ada and Jack Potter.

CLAUSEN.--In sad but loving memory of my dear mother, Sarah, who died April 16, 1909, aged 59 years. Gone, but not forgotten. Inserted by her loving daughter and son-in-law, May and Henry Negus.

CLAUSEN.--In sad but loving memory of my dear mother, Sarah, who died April 16, 1909, aged 59 years. Sadly missed. Inserted by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Nina and Walter Shipway.

CLAUSEN.--In loving memory of my dear sister, Sarah, who died April 16, 1909, aged 59 years. Inserted by her only brother, Arthur Crispin.

CLAUSEN.-In loving memory of my dear friend, Sarah

Clausen, who died suddenly at her residence, George and John streets, Waterloo, on April 16, 1909. A faithful wife, a loving mother, and a true friend Inserted hy Phoebe E. Graves.

AB notes:

looks like Minnie Mangan, nee Clausen, was one of at least five daughters

Mangan is 'Jack' to his wife and family

["Family Notices", The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 25 March 1913, page 8]

MANGAN.--In loving memory of my dear husband and father, John Mangan, who was lost in Koombana

disaster, March 23, 1912.

Twelve months has passed, my hearts still sore,

As time goes on I miss him more;

His loving smile, his dear kind face,

There is no other can take his place.

Inserted by his loving wife and daughter, Minnie and Maggie.

AB notes:

one daughter: Maggie. how old?

'John' in this tribute

["Family Notices", The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 23 March 1914, page 8]

MANGAN.--In loving memory of my dear father, Jack Mangan, who departed this life March 23, 1912. Inserted by his loving daughter. Maggie.

AB notes:

if Maggie is old enough to place this tribute in 1914, probably at least in teens at time of John's death.