6a[Untitled report, Dampier Despatch (Broome, WA), Saturday 30 September 1905, Issue No. 231, pages 353-354]

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It was stated at the time of Mr Liebglid's murder the pearl with which he was enticed aboard the "Mist" was identical with the one said to be have been stolen from the lugger "Cleopatra" belonging to Messrs Travers & Ulbricht. This same pearl is now the subject of enquiry before the local Police Court. From the evidence it appears that when working off Wallal on 17th June a round pearl was raised by this boat and was handed by the tender, Augustine, to the diver, who is a Swiss named Silber Gala. It was taken aboard the schooner "Alto" and was weighed by Capt Franck at 44 grains and valued by him at 800.

Later on, Charles West, Carl Lilly, and Lilly's diver Victor, visited the "Cleopatra" and there was some drinking. After Lilly and Victor had left, the matchbox containing this pearl and a smaller one, which had been left in Silber's coat pocket, was missed. A written contract was signed by Victor and Augustine, and witnessed by a seaman of the "Cleopatra" named Sebastian, by which Victor undertook to make a present to Augustine if he kept his mouth shut. This contract has just come into the hands of Mr Ulbricht, and hence the action.

Simeon Espada worked on the "Taniko Toko", of which Victor was the diver.

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Title Dampier despatch.

Imprint Broome [W.A.] : John B. Hughes, 1904-1905.

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Location 3rd Floor Newspaper Stack

CALL NO 994.14/BRO

Coverage First issue (2 April 1904)-no. 231 (30 Sept. 1905)

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Details

Call # 994.14/BRO

Frequency Three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Phys. Description v.

Pub Date First issue (2 April 1904)-no. 231 (30 Sept. 1905)

Note All issues are in typescript copy.

Available on microfilm.

Summary Distribution area: Broome.

Subject Australian newspapers -- Western Australia -- Broome.

Broome (W.A.) -- Newspapers.

WA newspapers -- 1900s.

Found In Microfilm version: Dampier despatch [microform].

6b[Dickson, Rod (transcribed & compiled), 1996, Ships Registered in Western Australia From 1856 to 1969, published by Maritime Heritage Association (Western Australia), http://www.maritimeheritage.org.au/documents/Shipping%20Register.pdf]

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No.5, 1891, EDITH MATILDA, O/No.101491. 13 tons.

2 Masted Lugger.

Dimensions :- 39 x 11.3 x 5 feet.

Built at Fremantle during 1890.

Owner :- Filomeno Rodriguez, of Cossack, Pearler.

Other owners, Joseph John Eacott, of Broome, Pearler.

George Streeter, of Broome, Merchant.

Arthur Male, of Broome, Merchant.

This vessel was wrecked in Roebuck Bay on the 16th of June 1903.

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No.7, 1891, TONIKO TOKO, O/No.101493. 13 tons.

2 Masted Lugger.

Dimensions :- 37 x 11.8 x 5 feet.

Built at Fremantle during 1890.

Owner :- Filomeno Rodriguez, of Cossack, Pearler.

Other owners, Frederick Lee Parkes, of Perth, Merchant.

George Tagg, of Cossack, Pearler.

Alexander Gordon, of Broome, Accountant.

Cecil Nichol Murphy, of Broome, Pearler.

William Isiah Coleman, of Broome, Pearler.

Registry cancelled on the 3rd of December 1913. The ship went to pieces on the foreshore at Broome during 1906.

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No.6, 1900, ROSA, O/No.102236, 10.2 tons.

2 Masted Schooner.

Dimensions, 35.2 x 11.6 x 3.2 feet.

Built at Fremantle by Robert Howson during 1890.

Owner:- Godfrey E Harmsworth, of Broome, Pearler.

Other owners, George Ross, of Broome, Agent.

Mee Ah Chan, of Broome, Storekeeper.

Yee Ah Ching, of Broome, Storekeeper.

Yee Ah Chak, of Broome, Storekeeper.

Lawrence Stephan Pollett, of Broome, Pearler.

Streeter & Male Ltd, of Broome, Merchants.

Archie Male, of Broome, Merchant.

Certificate cancelled and registered anew in consequence of material alterations on the 5/12/1921.

Reregistered as No.1 of 1921.

New Measurements , 37.9 x 12 x 5.2 feet and 11.12 tons.

Owners:- Bernard E Bardwell, of Broome, Pearler.

Beresford E Bardwell, of Broome, Pearler.

Registry cancelled as the vessel was destroyed by the Royal Australian Navy during March 1942 under the wartime Immobilisation of Vessel's Act.

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No.6, 1903, WELCOME, O/No.117789, 12.64 tons.

2 Masted Schooner.

Dimensions, 35.4 x 12 x 2.8 feet.

Built at Fremantle by A E Brown during 1903.

Owner:- Joseph John Eacott, of Broome, Pearler.

Other owners, Robison & Norman Ltd, of Broome, Merchants.

Thomas Clarke, of Broome, Pearler.

This vessel, Thomas Clarke, Master, was wrecked in a hurricane off Broome on the 8/12/1908 with

the loss of six lives including the Masters.

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No.11, 1903, STRUGGLER, O/No.117790, 12.04 tons.

2 Masted Schooner.

Dimensions, 37.2 x 11.5 x 3 feet.

Built at Fremantle by A E Brown during 1903.

Owner:- Joseph John Eacott, of Broome, Pearler.

Other owners, Robinson & Norman Ltd, of Broome, Merchants.

Mark Rubin, of Broome, Pearler.

Fleming Clement Gregory, of Broome, Pearler.

Ancell C Gregory, of Broome, Pearler.

Registry cancelled on the 14/5/1926 as the vessel became a constructive total loss.

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No.54, 1903, EXCHANGE, O/No.118522, 12.32 tons.

2 Masted Schooner.

Dimensions, 37 x 11.3 x 4.8 feet.

Built at Fremantle by A E Brown during 1903.

Owner:- Joseph John Eacott, of Broome, Pearler.

Other owners, Robinson & Norman Ltd, of Broome, Merchants.

Joseph Maddison Johnson, of Broome, Pearler.

This vessel was wrecked at the entrance to Roebuck Bay near Broome on the 19/11/1910. The

vessel was then raised, repaired and reregistered as No.1 of 1922 but the registrar was not informed

of this previous registration.

No.55, 1903, IDELIA, O/No.118524, 13.03 tons.

2 Masted schooner.

Dimensions, 37 x 11.7 x 5.2 feet.

Built at Fremantle by Court & Wilkes during 1903.

Owners:- Charles Lens, of Fremantle, Pearler.

George Fletcher, of Fremantle, Dairyman.

Other owners, Joseph John Eacott, of Broome, Pearler.

Mark Rubin, of Broome, Pearler.

Fleming Clement Gregory, of Broome, Pearler.

Ancell Clement Gregory, of Broome, Pearler.

The vessel at this stage had a Kerosene engine fitted to her and she was reregistered as an auxiliary

schooner. Her new registration was No.5 of 1915. Strangely her new certificate lists her builders as

being Carroll and Willis of Fremantle.

She was still owned by the Gregory brothers and was broken up at Broome during 1937 as her

registry was cancelled on the 11/11/1937.

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No.41, 1904, WHYNOT, O/No.118538, 12 tons.

2 Masted Schooner.

Dimensions, 36.3 x 11.7 x 5.4 feet.

Built at Broome by H. Yamashita during 1904

Owner:- Joseph John Eacott, of Broome, Pearler.

Other owners, Robinson & Norman Ltd, of Broome, Merchants.

Emile W LePoigneur, of Broome, Pearler.

The vessel was wrecked of Cape Tregier, near Broome, on the 15/4/1920. the Master was J

Saunders.

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No.47, 1904, EXPERIENCE, O/No.119024, 12.1 tons.

2 Masted Schooner.

Dimensions, 36.5 x 13 x 4.75 feet.

Built at Fremantle by A E Brown during 1904.

Owner:- Joseph John Eacott, of Broome, Pearler.

Other owners, Robinson & Norman Ltd, of Broome, Merchants.

Abraham Davies, of Broome, Pearler.

Mark Rubin, of Broome, Pearler.

Richard Richards, of Broome, Pearler.

Mary Jane Tripp, of Ora Banda, Married Woman

William James Squire, of Broome, Pearler.

Walter Clarke-Hall, of Broome, Solicitor.

Alice Mary Edgar, of Broome, Married Woman

Una May Clarke-Hall, of Broome, Widow.

Isobel Margaret Kennedy, of Broome, Married Woman

Herbert Kennedy, of Broome, Pearler.

Registration cancelled on the 28/4/1941 due to material alterations. Reregistered in 1941 as No.1 of

1941 when the vessel was fitted with a Heinke diesel engine of 14 H.P.

The vessel was then acquired by the Royal Australian Navy during February 1942 but was totally

wrecked off Scarborough Beach on the 30/6/1942 during a storm.

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No.1, 1905, CLEOPATRA, O/No.119039, 13.2 tons.

2 Masted Schooner.

Dimensions, 36.6 x 13.8 x 5 feet.

Built at Broome by C Misloin during 1904.

Owners:- John Travers, of Broome, Pearler.

Gustav Anton Ulbrich, of Broome, Pearler.

Other owners, John Andrew McDonald, of Broome, Pearler.

John Stanton McKenna, of Broome, Pearler.

Streeter & Male Ltd, of Broome, Merchants.

Archie Male, of Broome, Merchant.

This vessel (B.32) was lost in a cyclone at the Lacepede Islands on the 27/3/1935.

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EACOTT, Joseph John, of Broome, Pearler.

WELCOME, STRAGGLER, EXCHANGE, IDELIA, EDITH MATILDA, WHYNOT, EXPERIENCE.

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