[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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A. Salkild, second grade steward (Salkilld) 18 Sydney

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["MR. A. SALKILLD (Steward.)", The Western Mail (Perth, WA), Saturday 06 April 1912, page 24]

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

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P. Farrance, A. Deeham, C. H. Benedict, Edward Wardlaw, J. Hughes, J. Blades, A. Salkild, S. W. Reynolds, F. J. Winpenny, Wm. Dick, James Crosbie, Wm. Cant, R. Davies, W. Burkin, H. Smith and P. Finnerty, stewards.

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

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Several stewards, whose names appear on the articles of the Koombana, may not have joined the vessel. Captain Smith, the Port shipping master, asks that in this event the men who did not go should notify him.

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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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P. Farrance, A. Deerham, C. H. Benedicte, E. Wardlaw, J. Hughes, J. Blades, A. Salkild, S. W. Reynolds, F. J. Winpenny, Wm. Dick, James Crosbie, Wm. Cant, R. Davis, W. Burkin, H. Smith, and P. Finnerty, stewards.

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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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A. Salkild, 18, Sydney, assistant steward;

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[Agreement and Account of Crew, s.s. Koombana, August 1911 - March 1912, Harbour and Lights Department, Western Australia. State Records Office of Western Australia, Consignment 1056 Item 301]

The register indicates that Koombana was Arthur Salkilld's first ship.

[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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90 Way[Day?] st

Leichhards

June 12/6/12

To the Shipping Master

Fremantle

West Australia

Dear Sir

Re loss of Koombana

Will you kindly forward the allowlance

made to me by the Adelaide Steamships

Compy for the loss of my Son Arthur Thomas

Salkilld to the Shipping Master in

Sydney as my son signed on in Sydney

Oblige

Yours faithfully

Sarah J? Salkilld

& Henry Thomas Salkilld

Arthur's Father

[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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10th? July 1912

Mrs. S. Salkilld

90, Way Street

Leichhardt, SYDNEY.

Dear Madam,

I have to state that the balance of your late

son's wages - 2-5-3 - have been forwarded to the Shipping

Master, Sydney, to whom it will be necessary to apply for

same.

Yours faithfully,

[file copy not signed]

DEPUTY SHIPPING MASTER.

[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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90 Day Street

Leichhardt

9 July 1912

The Shipping Master

Fremantle

W.A.

Dear Sir,

I have been advised by

Captain Webber to let you know that

we have not yet received any pay-

ment of the money due to my late

son Arthur Thomas Salkilld who

was lost in the wreck of the

S.S. "Koombana" - I would ask

you to favor by letting me know

the amount as soon as you can

and oblige.

Yours faithfully,

Signed H. T. Salkilld

as Father of

A. T. Salkilld

["Family Notices", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 04 May 1912, page 14]

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Deaths.

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SALKILLD.--March 21, 1912, lost in s.s. Koombana, on the coast of Western Australia,

Arthur Thomas Salkilld, aged 17 years and 8 months, second son of Henry and Sarah Salkilld,

of 90 Day-street, Leichhardt, grandson of the late John Salkilld of Leederville, Western Australia,

also grandson of Mrs. C. E. Godwin, of Dubbo, N.S.W., and nephew of Mrs. Fredrick Hudson, Broome, Western Australia.

Also, a remembrance of his true friend, William Burkin, a shipmate, who is still by his side.

Western Australian papers please copy.

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["In Memoriam", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 22 March 1919, page 18]

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SALKILLD.-In loving memory of Arthur Thomas Salkilld, who was lost on the steamer Koombana, N.W. Australia, March 22, 1912.

Safe in His keeping. Inserted by his father, mother and brothers.

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