newspaper reports, chronological
Roebourne-Cossack-Port Samson tramline: washaway and gale of March 1912, Harbour and Lights Department, Western Australia, State Records Office of Western Australia. Acc 1066, AN16/5, Item 1912/431, see telegrams from Thomson, Cossack wharfinger, to Irvine, Chief Harbourmaster Fremantle, 20-22 March 1912
The Adjustment of General Average per "Koombana" S.S., on a voyage to north west ports of Western Australia, insurance calculation and apportionment following grounding of Koombana at Shark Bay in March 1909, Holmes & Neill, Average Adjusters, Sydney, 18 July 1910. Battye Library Archives, 2216A, includes itemisation of cargo losses
Briden, Mollie, My Life in Port Hedland (unpublished), A short hand-written memoir written by Mollie Briden at age 77, two years before her death., 1983, Copy provided to the author by Mollie's granddaughter Cathy Wallace.
When Jim Low refers to “the unstilly watches of the night”, he is making an oblique, ironic reference to a poem by Thomas Moore which begins “Oft in the stilly night, Ere Slumber’s chain has bound me, Fond Memory brings the light Of other days around me.” Set to music by Sir John Stevenson in about 1818, “Oft in the Stilly Night” was still popular in Ireland when Jim Low left for Australia. It is also mentioned in James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916).