[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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H. Stanley, bar and storekeeper 27 Adelaide

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

"H. Stanley, bar and storekeeper"

["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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J. Coughlan, fore cabin steward; H. Stanley, bar and store keeper; G. A. Gee, saloon waiter; W. P. Black, pantryman; H. Bow, night watchman;

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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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H. Stanley, 27, Adelaide, storekeeper;

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[Passengers Arriving 1855-1922, Shipping Master's Office, Sydney. State Records Authority of New South Wales, NRS13278, X259 reel 2046, see Crew list, "Koombana", Sydney, 13 June 1909]

KOOMBANA

OF ADELAIDE, JNO. REES, MASTER, BURTHEN 4399 / 2678 TONS

FROM THE FREMANTLE via MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, 13TH JUNE 1909

Surname Given name Station Age Of what Nation Status

REES JNO. MASTER CREW

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STANLEY H. BEDROOM STEWARD 25 ADELAIDE CREW

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AB notes:

looks like Stanley had been with Koombana since at least June 1909

[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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Supreme Court

Office of Curator of Intestates Estates

Perth 22nd May 1912

The Shipping Master

Fremantle

Dear Sir

The estates of two of the members

of the Ships Company of the s.s.

"Koombana" has been reported to me.

The estate of Herbert Bertie Stanley Storekeeper

and that of Thomas Millar Grant Carpenter.

Both men have money in the local

Savings Bank. Stanley has 87 and

Grant 12.

Do you take charge of these sums of

money on behalf of the Board of Trade or

do I take charge of the estate in the usual

way.

Yours truly,

[signature illegible]

[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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22 Portland Place

South Yarra

27.4.1912

Memo to

Master of Shipping W.A.

Dear Sir

My son

Herbert Stanley being one of the crew

of the S.S. Koombana as Storekeeper

& Bar which disappeared on or about

the 21st March 1912 and knowing that

he had some wages to come to him,

and me being his widowed mother

should like to know please how to

obtain it as the Adelaide Steamship Coy.

referred me to you that the word

about paying must come from W.A.

first. And as he has always sent

me money I have felt it was my

duty to inquire, Would you please

inform me or the Company what to do

as I have been depending on him and

have felt his loss dreadful

I beg to remain

Yours faithfully

Mrs M. Stanley

22 Portland Place

South Yarra

Victoria

[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 CURATOR OF INTESTATE ESTATES,

SUPREME COURT, P E R T H.

Re Grant & Stanley ex "Koombana".

I am in receipt of your letter of the 22nd. ult. notifying

that Herbert Bertie Stanley has a deposit of 87 and Thomas

Miller Grant the sum of 12 in the local Savings Bank.

Will you kindly allow this matter to stand over until I

receive evidence of next-of-kin from the relatives of these

deceased seamen?

5/6/12.L. 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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22 Portland Place

South Yarra

26.5.1912

Memo

To

Mr Lippingwell

Dear Sir

I received your letter dated

16th May and thank you very

much for your information,

but hope by this time that

you have received full proofs

of my poor son Herbert Stanley's

death, it has been sent over

from the Shipping Master of

Victoria, hoping to hear soon

I beg to remain

Yours faithfully

M. Stanley

[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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14th. August

Mrs. M. Stanley,

22, Portland Place,

SOUTH YARRA, Melbourne, Vic.

Dear Madam,

Your letter of the 5th. inst. has been passed on

to the Curator of Intestate Estates with a request that he

will communicate with you on the subject.

Yours faithfully,

SHIPPING MASTER.

["In Memoriam", The West Australian, Saturday 22 March 1913, page 1]

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STANLEY.-In memory of Bert Stanley, who lost his life on the ill-fated Koombana about March 21, 1912.

Gone, but not forgotten.

-Inserted by his friend, R. Millington.

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