[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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S.E. Stuart, ordinary seaman 18 London

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

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S. Stewart and F. Herbert, ordinary seamen.

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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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S. Stuart and F. Herbert, ordinary seamen.

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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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S. E. Stewart, 18, London, ordinary seaman;

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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 the first ship for S. G. Stewart,

but an earlier register records Orsova as previous vessel.

[Minutes of Adelaide Steamship Company directors' meeting, Monday 17 June 1912, Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University, 0186/Z535 Box 12]

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Letter from John McEvoy & Coy appplying for compensation

for family of Sidney Stewart - ordinary seaman. Read.

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[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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117 Galloway Rd

Shepherds Bush

London. W.

England

June 14th 1912

Dear Sir,

I should feel

so grateful to you

if you would kindly

inquire about my dear

son's affairs. Sidney

Graham Stewart who

was drowned on the

cruel S.S. Koombana

he was ordinary Seaman

& I believe

he has a little money

due to him also

a few pounds from

the Seaman's Union.

Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours Very Sincerely,

[first name unclear] A. Stewart

[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.

Mrs. S. A. Stewart,

17, Galloway Road,

Shepherds Bush, LONDON.W.

Dear Madam,

I enclose herewith draft, second of exchange,

for 44/16/-, the first of same tenor and date having been

forwarded to you per last mail.

Yours faithfully,

[this copy unsigned]

SHIPPING MASTER.