a

Aarons, Maurice Lewis303

Airey, Captain J. J.197

Albrecht, Edwin113–114, 210

Alcock, W. W.280–281

Allen, Marmion165

Allen, Sarah165

Allen, Seaborn Robert Cottrell165

Allen, Thomas Maurice

and Koombana passengers227–228

as Port Adelaide pilot174–175

at sea from age fourteen165–166

cautious commander246

childhood165–166

Cuzco disablement, 1878166–167

delivery command, Echunga176–177

delivery command, Junee176

early career progression169

events of March 20th, 1912179–186, 236, 243, 247–248, 250

exchange of ships with John Rees72, 177

experience with sail and steam170

finding of culpable negligence, 1897171–174

first command170

gold prospecting170–171

Koombana inquiry finding242

master of Koombana, 1911–12177–179, 246–247

royal visit, 1900174–175

Allen, Thomas, Senior165

Andersen, C., Koombana fireman212

Andriassen, Christian, second mate, Crown of England157

Angelo, Edwin H.30, 262

Arago, Jacques Etienne Victor25

Arrow, James Grant210

Atkinson family, Carnarvon30

Augustine, tender aboard Cleopatra307–308

Aylward, James Thomas (Jim)253–254, 257–258

b

Bailey, C. A., lost with Koombana226

Bailey, Garnet Sydney227

Baker, A., Koombana passenger226

Bamford, Frederick William (Fred)269–270, 274

Banger, William70

Bardwell, Bernard322

Barker, Walter

“Alien Influx” editorials41–42

and Koombana inquiry241–242, 248

on Aborigines and the legal system42

on Koombana firemen’s strike117–118

on the fate of Koombana250

on “the native question”87

praise of Koombana39

recollections of March 20th, 1912180, 246–247

zealous defence of Port Hedland39, 42

Barlee, Frederick Palgrave122

Barry, Thomas225

Bates, Daisy May87–89, 91–95, 106–111

Bates, H., Koombana passenger225

Batty, Mrs, ‘lock hospital’ cook31

Bedford, Admiral Sir Frederick317

Benedict, Claude H. (Bennie)215

Bennie, B. J.188, 195–196

Bin Ahmat, Malay crewman of Clara159, 162

Binning, Thomas Henry226

Binns, Jack74–75

Birt, William Radcliff146

“Black Paddy”, boxer229

Black, Neil, Junior63

Black, William Patrick218

Blackwell, Francis172–174

Blades, John Stephen (Jack)215

Blythe, Joseph, Senior223

Bow, Florence214

Bow, Harold (Harry)214

Bragg, Professor William61

Brandt-Rantzausee Rantzau

Briden, Annie229–230

Briden, Elizabeth (Dollie)230

Briden, Harry229–230

Briden, Harry, Junior (Otto)230

Briden, Mollie230

Brockman, John124–125

Broome, Sir Frederick Napier27

Brown, Alfred Radcliffesee Radcliffe-Brown

Bryant, Albert Edward212

Burkin, George215

Burkin, William H.211, 215–217

Burns, Tommy, Canadian boxer79–80

Burnside, Robert Bruce315–316

Burrows, Walter217

Burt, Octavio101

Buttle, Minnie227

Buttle, Police Corporal Frank Taylor227, 274

Byrne, Police Sergeant John309

Bแthory, Stefan, King of Poland 1576–86287

c

Cane, Fred229

Cant, Frederick William217

Cappelli, Lawrence253–259

Carlos, George155

Carton, William214

Cattellini, Franksee Cappelli, Lawrence

Celezis, Con155

Challenor, Captain John245–246

Chandros, Dimitris155

Charles Moore & Company31

Christie, Arthur Mowbray210

Churchill, Winston75–76

Clark, James, pearler221

Clarke, Bert181–182

Clarke, Elizabeth225

Clarke, Henry14–15, 22–23, 238–239

Clarke, James William, shearer225

Clarke, James, agent for ‘Singapore line’189

Clarke, Thomas (Tommy)244

Clarke, William Job212–213

Clinch, Eliza222–223

Clinch, Frederick W. B. (Fred)222–223, 274

Clinton, Peter C. (Petie)214

Collins, W. E. (Algy)187, 191–193, 199–200

Connelly, George253–255, 258

Connolly, James Daniel

defence of ‘lock hospitals’104

inspection of ‘lock hospitals’104–106

‘lock hospital’ repatriations111

Nor’-West tour, 191037, 101–102

Connor, Frank276–277

Connor, Tom173–174

Conrad, Joseph, novelist139–140, 146–147

Copley, S. W.277

Coppin, Chris126–127

Coughlan, John Francis (Jackie)211

Cowain, William Laughton224

Cox, Captain, Tottenham64

Craigie, James S.223

Crippen, Cora (a.k.a. Belle Elmore)82–83

Crippen, Hawley Harvey82–83

Crosbie, James (Jim)217

Crossley, James266–267, 284

Crotty, Master Thomas Charles227–228

Cuney, William Waring81

Cussen, Melbourne magistrate302–303

d

Daglish, Henry94–95

Dalton (or D’Alton), Ernest James225

Dalziel, Captain Oswald C.188, 196, 202–203, 205–206

Darlington, Thomas253–259

Davey, William Libby226

Davies, Evan218–219

Davies, Robert W.215, 219

Davis, Abraham de Vahl

aboard Koombana, March 1912220

and the roseate pearl305, 322–325

disappearance302

divorce299–303

education288

Jewish faith288–289, 291, 297–298, 302

letters to mark son’s bar mitzvah297–299

marriage288–289, 293, 299–300

on value of pearls315

origin of name “de Vahl”288

part-time rabbi293

partnership with Mark Rubin291–292, 294, 297

pearl buying expertise297, 302

president of congregation289, 291

protection of reputation323–324

supposed ghost of287, 303

views on pearling industry295–297

will and estate302–303

Davis, Cecily (n้e Altson)288–289, 292–293, 297, 299–303

Davis, Dorothy293

Davis, Gerald de Vahl289, 297–299

Davis, James S.220–221, 302

Davis, Moses De Vahl, born 1856288

Davis, Moses De Vahl, born 1895288

Davis, Rachel288–289

Davis, Woolf288–289

Day, J., second officer, Tottenham64

Dean, Simon K.323–324

Deller, Albert Ernest218

d’Espeissis, Adrian261–262

Dew, Walter82–83

Dick, William C.215

Dixon, Sir Raylton176

Dove, Heinrich William146

Dowley, Edward Poor, Fremantle Magistrate114, 235, 240

Downie, Joseph212–213

Doyle, James229

Drake, Alfred224

Drew, John235, 279–282

Dreyfus, Captain Alfred289–291

Drummond, Jim224

Durack family51, 53

Durham, Henry214–215

Dwyer, Jack (“Jockey Jack”)224

Dwyer, Michael (Jack)214

e

Ellery, James H.39

Ellies, Thomas Bastian (“T.B.”)320–322, 324–325

Emo, Father Nicholas Maria89–93

Eriksen, Captain O. E.152

Espada, Simeon306, 309–312, 317–319

Esterhazy, Major Ferdinand289

Evans, John220, 301

f

Farnell, Farnell213

Farnell, William Alexander213

Farrance, Percy215

Farrow, George225

Faure, F้lix, President of France 1895–99290

Fawcett Storey, P.67

Finnerty, P., Koombana steward217

Firth, Captain F.60–61

Fisher, Balla Balla beachcomber159–160

Fisk, Ernest Thomas76–78, 81–82, 84–86

Fitzpatrick, W., Koombana fireman212–213

Fletcher, Constable Bertram Henry229

Forrest, David249

Forrest, John (later Sir John)44, 93, 165, 269–270

Forrest, Thomas (Tom)223

Foss, Charles, Carnarvon Magistrate27, 263

Franck, Captain307

Fraser, Malcolm, W.A. Registrar-General93–94

Fraser, Sir Malcolm127

Freer, Anastasia211

Furlong, G., Koombana fireman212

g

Gainsburg, H.218

Gala, Silber307–308

Gale, Charles99–100, 104

Gardiner, Joseph196, 243–244

Gee, Gordon Alan214

Gibney, Bishop Matthew87–93, 95

Gilbert, Mr, Koombana passenger229

Gilham, George227

Gilham, Miss, Koombana passenger227, 274

Gilham, Mrs, Koombana passenger227, 274

Gillen, Francis James106

Gillies, Kitty209

Gilruth, Dr John Anderson277

Goddard, Thomas (Tom)225

Gooch, George223

Grant, Thomas Millar217

Green, Edgar P.226

Gregory, Ancell Clement133

Gregory, Francis Thomas34–35

Gron, Hans, steward, Crown of England157–158

Gron, Karl, cabin boy, Crown of England156

Growden, Frederick Henry (Fred)159–160, 162, 252, 254–258

Gunn, Murdoch209

Gunning, Fred213

Guthrie, Robert Storrie116–117, 120

h

Hagen, Charles306, 309–310, 312, 316–318

Haile, Harry255

Hall, Captain, Black Nymph145

Hamilton, John, Queensland politician95–96

Hare, Frederick Arthur99

Harper, George N.188, 219, 302

Harper, Gilbert219, 302

Harper, Hugo188, 195, 202, 219, 302

Harper, Norman219

Harris, Francis Hedley208

Hartel, H., Koombana passenger229

Hassan, Malay pearl diver221

Hattrick, Jack299–302

Hayes, James223

Hayman, Herbert Henry255

Haynes, J. H.127

Haynes, Richard317

Hedditch family230

Heffernan, M.213–214

“Henrietta”, skipper of The Shark109–110

Henry, Robert225

Herbert, Fred213

Higgins, Henry Bourne114–116, 118–119

Hill, Ernestine305–307, 313–314, 319

Hill, Thomas James151–152, 156–158, 254, 259

Hogan, Melbourne solicitor302–303

Holmes, Joseph J.280

Holst, Matthias154

Houlahan, police sergeant173–174

Howitt, Alfred William106

Hughes, J. (Harry)215

Hughes, Lawrence82

Hughes, William Morris (Billy)85

Hunt, Charles Cooke34

Hunter, C. R.138, 141–142

Hunter, Edmund Harold (Ted)187

Hurford, William Henry226

Hurrell, Captain P. C.70–71, 197

i

Idriess, Ion L. (“Jack”)

fact and fiction305, 319–320, 322–323

Forty Fathoms Deep306–307, 311–312, 319–322

in Broome, 1933305–306, 320–322

Over The Range320

popularity of books305

travelling writer305–307

Ilbery, Captain Joshua59

Innes, William Booth (Jock)209

Ireland, Wallace Bruce229

Irvine, Captain Charles

career and retirement249

inquiry, Koombana grounding, 190958

inquiry, Koombana reef strike, 190958

Nor’-West tour, 191029, 37

role in Koombana search188–189, 196

inquiry, loss of Koombana, 1912235–236, 241, 249

opinion of Koombana249

Irvine, Claude249

j

Jackson, John, Koombana crewman218

Jamieson, Norman C.208

Jarman, Captain John T.34

Jeffries, James J., boxer78, 80–81

Jenkins, Edith E.222, 274

Jenkins, Peter214

Jenkins, Robert Henry (Rob)222, 274

Johnson, Francis William (Frank)113–114, 118, 210–211

Johnson, John Arthur (Jack), boxer78–81

Johnson, Joseph Madison221

Johnson, William (Bill)262

Jones, David, shearer226

Jones, G., Koombana cook218

Jones, William, Koombana cook218

k

Kader, Abdul42

Katola, Antle70–71

Katzenellenbogen, Saul287–288

Kay, Alexander Patrick258

Kearns, John217

Keenan, Norbert257–259

Kelly, Edward (Ned)88

Kelly, Walter John209–210

Kendall, Captain Henry George82

Khan, Asala, Enterprise passenger153

Kingsmill, Walter95

Kinley, W. R. A.208, 218

Knight, Rupert Leonard Tower (Len)134–135

l

Lang, Andrew, English anthropologist94

Lawrence, George H.225

Lenihan, Harriet Patricia31, 46, 49–50, 53, 103, 106, 111–112

Levins, James (“Nish”)214, 217

Levins, Mary217

Lewis, William (Bill)225

Ley, William Clement146

Liebglid, Mark306, 308–312

Lilly, Carl308

Lovegrove, Frederick103, 106

Lovegrove, Thomas103, 172–174

Low, James Galloway (Jim)

at Shark Bay, March 190916, 18, 21–22

first impression of Derby48

impressions of Broome44–45

McDonald & Low, Broome engineers302

on Broome’s “white experiment”272–273

on cyclones135

on death of William Webber271–272

on Gantheaume Point incident56, 58

on loss of Koombana302

on Nor’-Westers and Koombana48–49

on Shark Bay ‘pogey’26

on Shark Bay society27

on transport of prisoners100–101

positive impression of Nor’-West life53

Lyon, Harry A.210

m

McAuley family52

McCallum, Leonard, private investigator299–300

McDermott, Delia211

McDermott, T., Koombana fireman212–213

McDonald, Charles62

McDonald, Hugh158

McDonald, Jock

chief engineer, Koombana15

McDonald & Low, Broome engineers302

opinion of Koombana192

singing voice15

McDonnell, Thomas214

McDougall, chief engineer of Cuzco167

McFarlane, Melbourne solicitor302–303

McGovern, Evelyn227

McGowan, Frank224

McGuckin, J., Koombana crewman214

McIntosh, Hugh Donald79–80

McKay, Hugh Victor115

McKay, Samuel107

McKibbin, William J.224

McNab, Duncan, pioneer missionary91

Macnab, John138–139, 146, 193–194

McRouble, A., Koombana passenger221

McSwain, Donald224

MacWhirr, Conrad’s fictional shipmaster146–147

Maginnis, Edward P. (Eddie)

Balla Balla wharfinger151–152

death155–158

life and career158

mandolin playing15

second officer, Koombana15, 158

Maginnis, Ellen158

Maginnis, Maude158

Main, Robert William228–229

Male, Archie45

Mangan, John Joseph (Jack)211

Mangan, Maggie211

Mangan, Minnie211

Marconi, Guglielmo73

Marmion, William165

Marquez, Pablo306, 309–312, 317–319

Martelli, Dean88, 91, 93

Martin, G. Frederick (Fred)226

Martin, Jack53

Mathews, Robert Hamilton94

Matthews, Charles (Charlie)224

Maxfield, G. T.2

Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria287

Meagher, J., Cossack132

Meldrum, Charles146

Merry, Walter69

Mills, Captain Andrew189, 194, 196–197, 201–202

Mills, Captain Arthur308

Milne, William Patrick226, 302

“Missie”see Lenihan, Harriet

Moore, Captain, Insizwa62

Moore, Doug51–52, 66, 227, 238–239

Moore, George Fletcher94

Moore, Newton45

Morberg, Captain of Glenbank70

Moss, Matthew Lewis, barrister

Marloo inquest, 1897173–174

Koombana inquiry, 1912235–242, 248

Moxon, William E.1–2, 7, 12, 56–57, 69, 114, 120, 189–190

Mulholland, Koombana wireless operator84

Murdoch, Captain John167–168

Murphy, John (Jack), Koombana passenger227

Murphy, John, Carnarvon Hotel manager263

Murphy, Leah (n้e Asher)227

Murphy, Matthew255

n

Nabos (or Naboo), Victor306–308

Nagga Nitsia, Clara crew member159

Neave, Ethel “Le Neve”82–84

Newton, Hall, English sailor, Crown of England156

Nishioka, Y.321

Norlin, Carl212–213

Norman, Hugh D., Broome mayor189

o

Odman, Captain Olaf137, 142–143, 146

Offord, Henry212–213

O’Halloran, Reverend318

Olmsted, Denison143

O’Loughlin, Thomas212

Olsen, Captain Martin153–154, 156

Olsen, Louis107

Olsen, O., Koombana fireman212–213

Overall, Mary (n้e Scougall)225–226

Owen, Captain of Sabine63

p

Padbury, Walter34–35

Pappastatis, Nicholas153

Parker, Frank235–238, 240

Parkes, Captain F. L.235

Paton, Mr & Mrs, at Condon129–130

Patrick, Reverend William240, 245

Peacock, F. S., Koombana officer208

Pearson, Captain William Robin227, 245, 274

Pearson, R. Koombana passenger223

Phillips, Roy53

Phillipstein, Muriel (“Min”)298

Phillipstein, Reverend Phillip297–298

Picquart, Lieutenant Colonel289

Piddington, Henry146

Pigott, Jane (n้e Skamp)219, 227–228

Pigott, Stanley Pash273

Pigott, Sydney Capel194, 219, 273, 302

Piper, Alfred Charles (Ally)222, 274

Piper, George222, 274

Pitchford, Mr, of Carnarvon31

Pitsikas, John156

Poor, William223

Pope Leo XIII115

Price, Florence Lucy (Florrie)228–229

Purcell, W. W.222

Purkiss, William Morton317

q

Queen Victoria27

Quinlan, Richard C.225

Quinlan, Thomas A.225

r

Radcliffe-Brown, Alfred106–111

Rankin, Captain James237–238

Ranson, Captain Joseph Barlow75

Rantzau, Captain T. Brandt204

Rea, Harry A.213

Redfield, William143–144

Reece, T., shearer aboard Koombana225

Rees, Captain John

exchange of ships with Tom Allen72, 177

Koombana grounding, Shark Bay, 190913–24

Koombana incidents 1909–1155–58, 66, 68–70, 72, 238–239

master of Koombana, 1909–1112, 13–24

Reid, William144–146

Reynolds, Stanley Warwick217

Richardson, Captain E.193–194, 197, 210, 257–258

Rodriquez, Filomeno (“Pat”)90

Rogers, Tom, of Cossack314

Romans, George Henry (“Vindex”), journalist

on Nor’-West life25, 53

on Nor’-West pioneers28

flood-prone Carnarvon29

North West Cape sea change31–32

early history of Nor’-West ports32

description of Onslow33

decline of Roebourne37

vulnerability of Point Samson jetty38

observations of Port Hedland39–40

first impression of Broome44

tidal races of Kimberley coast47

first impression of Derby48

fertility and prosperity of Derby49–50

seasonal migration of population52–53

on ‘the native question’101–102

at the ‘lock hospitals’104–106

Ronan, Denis James (Jim)78–79, 224, 274

Ronan, Julia78

Ronan, Thomas Matthew (Tom)47–48, 78–79, 274–275

“Rosie”, Aboriginal patient, Bernier Island105

Roth, Walter Edmund95–99, 101

Rouse, A., Cossack131

Rubin, Mark133, 291–293, 297, 302–303, 315, 322

Russell, Father, Broome Catholic priest309

s

Sack family51

Sack, Louise Caroline227–228, 274

Salkilld, Arthur Thomas216–217

Salter, Elizabeth94

Salvado, Bishop94

Samson, Michael34

“Saul the Jew”see Katzenellenbogen, Saul

Saunders, A. T.268

Saunders, Alfred244

Sawyer, Claude61

Scaddan, John

elected Premier, 1911264

Koombana search188–189, 195–196

Koombana inquiry240

Aboriginal labour restrictions275

rising State debt267–268

beef freezing works, Wyndham277–278

Scanlon, Hugh159

Scanlon, James159

Scanlon, Michael J.159

Scordese, John153

Scougall, Robert225–226

Sealby, Captain William Inman74–75

Seleno, Joseph252–260

Seymour, Lieutenant63

Shelmerdine, Dr Joseph Caton255–258

Shepherd, Jack126–127

Shi Raata, Clara crew member159

Shiels, Andrew (Andy)225

Sholl, Robert122–123

Sigismund III Vasa, of Sweden287–288

Simpson, Amelia227

Simpson, George Nicolas226–227, 302

Skamp, Alice Beatrice219–220

Skamp, Genevieve Callanan (Jennie)220

Slade, S. H.224

Slavin, James151

Sleeman, H. R.158

Smith, Benjamin (Ben)229

Smith, H., Koombana steward215

Smith, Jack, Koombana fireman211–212

Smith, manager, Charles Moore & Company31

Smith, Patrick224

Smith, William (Will), nephew of Jim Ronan224, 274–275

Smith, William, Koombana passage worker225

Spark, J. D. (Dean)227, 274

Spencer, Sydney226

Spencer, Walter Baldwin106

Stanley, Charles Herbert (Charlie)213

Stanley, Herbert Bertie (Bert)217–218

Stewart, Sidney Graham213

Strickland, Sir Gerald107

Stuart, Captain Charles Browne221, 302

Sudholz, Walter279–281

t

Taylor, A. S.223

Taylor, George95

Taylor, Thomas212

Thompson, A. S., Cossack132

Thompson, Robert McGregor151–152, 156

Thornton, Walter Clifford225

Timmins, Isaac, Enterprise passenger153

Tindale, Edward264–265

Townley, Captain Peter187, 191–193, 197, 200

Trower, Bishop Gerard287, 303

Truscott, Tom173–174

Turner, Charles150–158

Tutt, Walter218

Tyler, Captain of Komura213

Tyson, James S.222

u

Ulbricht, Gustav307–308

Unmack, Frank G., solicitor113

Upjohn, Captain Harry160–161, 190, 202–203, 205, 236–237, 239–240, 243, 247–248

v

Vallianos, master of Enterprise152–153

Vasey, Maurice226

Vile, William E. (Billy)224

“Vindex”see Romans, George Henry

w

Walker, Charles Gilbert Shaw (Charlie)218

Ward, Captain J. L.194

Wardlaw, Edward215

Warton, Michael S., Broome magistrate309

Wassell, Albert209

Watson, Elliot Grant107–110

Webber, William271–272

Webster, chief warder, Fremantle Gaol319

Weir, Captain Alexander59

Weld, Sir Frederick Aloysius35

White, Robert J.188

Williams, Kate (a.k.a. “Vulcana”)83

Wilson, Constable John96–98

Wilson, Fred, Koombana crewman214

Wilson, H., Cossack132

Winpenny, F. J. (Joe)215

Winsloe, Commodore Alfred L.175

Wood, Major, Resident Magistrate, Broome189

Woolbeck, George126–127

Worbey, Annie218

Wright, Mrs, of Geraldton225

x

y

Yama Cooa, Clara crew member159

Yates, Captain J. W. W.235

Yee Ah Chun, of Broome308

z

Zola, ษmile, French writer290–291