[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
T. McDonnell, A.B. 33 Dublin
["Story of the Koombana", The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), Sunday 31 March 1912, page 12]
"P. Clinton, F. Wilson, H. B. Rea, C. Stanley, T. McDonnell, William A. Farnell, W. Carton, M. Ryan, M. Dwyer, P. Jenkins, J. McGuckin and F. Gunning, A.B.'s"
["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:--
P. C. Clinton, F. Wilson, H. B. Rea, C. Stanley, T. McDonnell, William. A. Farrell, W. Carton, M. Ryan, M. Dwyer, P. Jenkins, J McGuckin, and F. Gunning, A.B.'s.
["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:--
T. McDonnell, 33, Dublin, able seaman;
[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 ACCOUNTANT GENERAL
BOARD OF TRADE
Further to your request of the 18th November last that the
wages (amounting to £6/8/-) of Thomas MacDonald, late of the S.S."KOOM-
BANAH" be paid to you for delivery to the legal heir, I have to state
that instead of remitting the amount to you I have utilized it for the
payment of wages due to Mrs Bridget Catherine Cooper, in accordance wit
your [unclear] No. 7433/19/18.
I should therefore be glad if you will pay the £6/8/- to
MacDonald's legal heir.
I have the honour to be,
Your obedient servant, v
[this copy unsigned]