Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Waratah - Govett; Henderson; Hunter; Harvey; Miller; Cumming; Bowden; Schauman; Wilson.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)  Thursday 9 December 1909

'SOME OF THE PASSENGERS.
ON BUSINESS AND PLEASURE BENT.'

'Mrs. Govett, who was a resident of the
western district, Victoria, and for some time  
before sailing had been residing with Mrs. Orr
at Macleay Street Potts Point was bound for
London.'

Mrs Lydia Laura (Lily) Govett born 1865,  a resident of Geelong, Victoria, was 44 years of age when she lost her life.

'Miss Henderson a maid in the service of
Mrs Smart of the Hotel Australia booked
to London.'

'Mr J M S Hunter of Glasgow was returning
to London from a visit to his son and
interested in pastoral pursuits in this State.'

'Mrs Harvey, Master Harvey and Silas Miller  
belonged to Gisborne New Zealand and
joined the Waratah at Sydney for Cape Town.'

'Mr William Cumming bound for London
booked through Cooks at Sydney.'

'Mr and Mrs Bowden and Mrs and the
Misses Bowden and Miss L D Schauman all
members of the same party boarded the vessel
at Sydney at the last moment they had been
engaged in Sydney in the hotel business.'

'Mrs and Miss Wilson saloon passengers
from Melbourne are the wife and daughter of
the manager of the Royal Bank Victoria.'

'Mr J T Wilson and Miss Wilson who also
joined at Melbourne resided at Malvern road
Malvern.'

 'An old lady on board Mrs. Wilson (above) , who has been
fifteen voyages with Captain Ilbery,
of the Waratah . The captain called
her his 'right hand' in rough weather
because of the help she gave when the
passengers were invalided by continuous seasickness .'

to be continued....


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