[Passenger list, "KOOMBANA" 37, compiled 02 April 1912, Adelaide Steamship Company. Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University, 0186/N46/634]
List of Passengers Booked for Derby.
Taylor A.S. Drover for Emmanuel Bros.
[Passenger list, "KOOMBANA" 37, compiled 04 June 1912, Adelaide Steamship Company. Broome Historical Society]
List of passengers known to have been bound for Derby.
From Fremantle [saloon]
* Purcell, W.A. Enquirer Mrs. Purcell, 23 McKenzie Street,
* Pearson, R. Brother E.W. Pearson, c/o G.P.O. Perth. Sister
in orphanage. Nephew of Captain Pearson above.
* Poor, W. Enquiry Mrs. Fanny Thomas, Mincha via Bendigo,
* Tayler, A.S. Enquiry from T.S. Tayler, Indstone,
* These men were engaged by Mr. Les Piper to proceed with him for work at
Margaret Downs Stations and Taylor has been working at Gingin.
["The Passengers", The West Australian, Wednesday 03 April 1912, page 7]
Mr. A. S. Taylor.
["The Koombana", The West Australian, Saturday 30 March 1912, page 11]
PASSENGERS AND CREW.
Other corrections in the list published in yesterday's issue are:--W. Hereford, to read W. Hurford; F. Rustle, to read Corporal Buttle; H. S. Taylor, to read A. S. Taylor, these being passengers for Derby;...
["No News of the Koombana", The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), March 31, 1912]
"AMENDMENTS TO PASSENGER LIST
The following are amendments to Koombana's passenger list, published in another column:- W. Hereford to read W. Hurford; F. Rustle to read Corporal Buttle; H. S. Taylor to read A. S. Taylor, these being passengers for Derby;"
["The Koombana", The Murchison Times and Day Dawn Gazette (Cue, WA), Saturday 13 April 1912, page 3]
There are no further tidings of the s.s. Koombana. The Adelaide Shipping Company advises the following additions to the passenger list of the Koombana: Bates, steerage for Broome, George Lawrence, shearer for Derby. Both booked aboard. Others known to be on the vessel are:-Smith (Broome), Gilbert and Bailey (Broome), Smith (Derby), and Taylor (proceeding to Derby under engagement to Mr. Piper).
["The Koombana", The West Australian, Friday 12 April 1912, page 7]
THE PASSENGER LIST.
The Adelaide S.S. Company advises the following additions to the passenger list of the Koombana:--H. Bates, steerage, for Broome, and Geo. H. Lawrence, a shearer, whose wife resides at Woodlupine, for Derby, both of whom booked on board. Of the others known to be on the vessel, W. Smith, a passenger for Broome, had been residing in Bagot-road, Subiaco; Gilbert Bailey, for Broome, had two brothers in Somersetshire, England. and had friends at Maylands; and W. Smith, a passenger for Derby had a father residing at Gaffneys' Creek, Victoria. Mr. A. S. Tayler, who was amongst the unfortunate Koombana's passenger, was well known in the Gingin district, having worked for Mr. G. J. Gooch. Mr. Taylor was a native of Berkshire, England, and landed at Fremantle in November last by the s.s. Uganda. He wis proceeding to Derby under engagement to Mr. Piper.
Gooch at Gingin? This is most likely the "Cheriton" estate. See below.
["Cheriton", Geraldton Guardian (WA), Saturday 11 March 1911, page 6]
MR. GOOCH'S GTNGIN ESTATE.
We have daily in Western Australia evidences of general prosperity, of places in the making, and, until recently, unbounded enthusiasm displayed by those who had made money and who were desirous of making homes worthy of the name of show places--a lasting advertisement to our State.
One of the many engaged in carving out homes in the West is Mr George J. Gooch. His Cheriton Estate is situated some two miles from Gingin on the Midland railway. Mr. Gooch was an early pioneer, who faced the vicissitudes connected with early pastoral life in the then practically unknown region beyond Carnarvon..