Report of the Royal Commission Appointed to Inquire into the Sufficiency or Otherwise of Life-Saving Equipment on Vessels Carrying Passengers on Rivers, Lakes, or Land-Locked Waters Within the State of Victoria : together with appendices and minutes of evidence

Corporate Author: Victoria. Royal Commission Appointed to Inquire into the Sufficiency or Otherwise of Life-Saving Equipment on Vessels Carrying Passengers on Rivers, Lakes, or Land-Locked Waters Within the State of Victoria
Other Authors: Barber, John Henry, 1841?-1924, Box, John Burnett, 1843-1931, Callaway, William Alfred, 1857-1937, MacKenzie, Arthur Cecil, 1873-1956, Merrie, William J., Murray, John, 1851-1916, Victoria. Governor (1911-1914 : Fuller)
Published: Melbourne : Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer, 1913
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1913-14, no. 31
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Item Description: "Presented to both Houses of Parliament by His Excellency's command"
Report "To His Excellency Sir John Michael Fleetwood Fuller ... Governor of the State of Victoria"
Commissioners: John Burnett Box (chairman), John Henry Barber and Arthur Cecil MacKenzie
"William J. Merrie, Secretary"
Mr. H. Shelton appeared as Counsel to assist the Commission
"J. Murray"
"W. A. Callaway"
Witnesses: Andrew Anderson (sr. constable South Wharf), John Graeme Balsillie (wireless expert Commonwealth Govt.), Leonard Joseph Bolger (master mariner govt. steamer Lady Loch), John Bowman (constable Bourke Street West), Percy William Bull (master mariner/manager Huddart Parker and Co.), William Neville Cuthbertson (traffic supt. Newcastle and Hunter River Steamship Company), Frederick John Doran (manager Port Jackson and Manly Steamship Company), George Harold Evans (manager Bay Excursion Company Melbourne), Charles William Gallois (pilot/ harbormaster Gippsland Lakes Entrance), Harry Goodrham (marine surveyor/examiner Marine Board of Victoria), Richard Dick Gough (shipwright surveyor Marine Board of Victoria), Alexander McPhee Greenlees (naval architect Govt. of Victoria), Alexander Hacking [also given as Hackling) (supt. Dept. of Navigation NSW), Percy Leigh Harvey (pier/station master Port Melbourne), Cevers Percy Hildebrand (master mariner/marine surveyor/shipping inspector Sydney Harour Trust), James George McKie (sec. Marine Board), Charles William Maclean (engineer in charge Ports and Harbors Dept. Melbourne), Edwin Masters (master mariner S.S. Omeo), Robert Johnston Miller (asst. harbor master Port of Melbourne), James Alexander Mitchell (master mariner/Williamstown manager Victorian Stevedoring Company), Anthon Lauretes Peter Neilson (master mariner S.S. Gippsland), William Newton (chief shipwright surveyor Dept. of Navigation NSW), Harold Francis Norrie (sec. Sydney Harbor Trust), James Nugent (police sgt. Port Melbourne), Stewart Patrick (master mariner steamer Weeroona), Harry Reardon (constable South Wharf), William Henry Shaw (engineer/surveyor, Marine Board of Victoria), Thomas Harrington Smith (marine surveyor Ports and Harbors Dept.), Corbett Suffern (shipping inspector Marine Board of Victoria), William George Todd (manager Sydney Ferries Ltd.), Walter George Vincent (harbormaster Port of Melbourne) and Alfred Wymark (surveyor Marine Underwriters' Association of Victoria)
Other mentions A - M: Mr. Adams (chief engineer Ozone?) 33, Adelaide 11,133, Ajax (ship) 93, Albany (New York) 108, Albert (ship) 42, Albert Park 90, Alert (ship) 39,84,122,144, Alexandra (ship) 2,21, Ann St. (Williamstown) 20, Arrisaig (Scotland) 38, Athol Bight (Sydney) 109, Austria 59, Avon River (Vic.) 148,152,157, Back Lakes (Barton's) 148, Bairnsdale 148,149,150,153,154,157,158, Ballarat (ship) 42, Ballarat Council 70, Balmain (N.S.W.) 110, Balmain Ferry Company 110, Balmoral (Sydney) 109,119, Bancroft Bay (Vic.) 151, John Henry Barber (member of the Commission) 83,108,109,134,156,[Samuel] Barnes MLA 54,66, Barren Joey (Sydney) 128,129, Barton's (Back Lakes) 148, Bay Excursion Co. 38, Beaumaris (Vic.) 36, Belfast (Ireland) 133, Bellubra (also given as Bellubera) (ship) 123,127, Bingarra (ship) xi,116,123,124,127, Mr. [Horatio William] Bottomley (British M.P.) 4, Boulogne (France) 100, Bourke Street West 19,20, H. D. and L. Bray 118, John Burnett Box (chairman of the Royal Commission) viii, Brighton (ship) 121,123,124,125,128, Brighton (Vic.) 22,70,83,143, Brisbane River (Qld.) 137, Bristol Channel 15,29, British Corporation [for the Survey and Registry of Shipping] 59,66, Broken Bay (N.S.W.) 128,129, Brunner (ship) 123, Burra Bra [also given as Brae] (ship) 115,123,125, Sir Sydney Buxton (pres, Board of Trade) 4,37,159,160,162, Caird and Copmpany (Greenock, Scotland) 58, Calais (France) 100,134, Canada 4, Carley [also given as Clarley and Charley] patent life raft vii,x,53,54,61,76,81,86,87,92,97,103,104,105,147,148,163, Carpentaria (ship) 36,39, Carrum Bight 36, Casino (ship) 11, Charlotte Fenwick (ship) 2,16,23,38,43,49,69,80,83,96, China 66, Chowder Bay (N.S.W.) 123, Circular Quay (Sydney) 21,27,61,63,88,89,109,110,111,112,113,114,115,116,117,125,161, Clansman (ship) 38, Clifton [Gardens] (Sydney) 117,119, Clontarf (Sydney) 109, Cockatoo Island (Sydney) 110, Comet (ship) 16, Commonwealth (ship) 53, Coogee (ship) x,xi,2,5,7,15,25,42,49,60,69,73,80,86,87,92,98,104,107,108,137, Cork Harbor (Ireland) 29, Courier (ship) x.xi,2,5,7,9,10,15,19,20,25,43,49,59,60,61,63,65,69,73,80,92,98,99,105,107,131,137,144,147,149, Cremorne (N.S.W.) 109,119, Cunninghame (Vic.) viii,xi,22,34,148,149,150,151,153,154,157, Dargo (ship) 2,148,150,151,157,158, Darling Harbour (Sydney) 63,110,111,112,114,116, Darling Street (Sydney) 110, Denmark [1],3, Dieppe (France) 134, Dight's Falls 21, Doris (ship) 34, Dorothy (ship) 2,3,34, Double Bay (Sydney) 109, Dover (England) 100,134, Drammen (Norway) 70,79,91, John Laird Dick (inspector of life-saving apparatus) vi, Daily Telegraph xi, Dromana (Vic.) 6,22,27,35,36,44,47,51,55,61,70,73,76,89,92,99,106,107,138,139,141,145, Eagle (ship) 141, Edina (ship) x,2,3,8,15,19,20,21,22,25,35,47,49,57,63,69,82,98,99,104,105,107, Edward (ship) 104, England 65,74,96,137,159,162, English Channel 68,78,100, Erskine Street (Sydney) 109,110, Europe 74, Excelsior (ship) x,xi,2,3,35,49,99,104,106,107,108,109,144,148, Farm Cove (Sydney) 109, France [1],3, Frankston 33, Fremantle 133, Geebung (ship), 69, Geelong x,3,5,6,10,23,27,35,43,47,51,54,56,57,63,69,70,72,80,81,82,90,97,99,105,106,107,108,133,141,142,144,151,153,154, [Geelong] Harbour Trust 43, Gellibrand (Vic.) 22,35,99,109, Gellibrand Light/Lighthouse/Pile Light 36,56,66,70,76,100,116,145, Genesta (ship) 2,3,13,69, German Government 74, Germany [1],3,130, Gigantic (ship) 24, Gippsland 23,148,150, Gippsland (ship) 2,148,149,152,153,154,155,156,157,158, Gippsland Lakes viii,x,2,23, 34,69,130,148,149,151,158,159, Glasgow 4,38,51,99, Goat Island (Sydney) 110, Golden Crown (ship) 19,70, George H. Goldie (master Burra Brae) 125, [Victor] Gotch (designer of the steamer Gippsland) 156, Government Gazette 159, Government Printer 39, Gravesend (England) 36, [Gt. Britain.] Admiralty Naval Department 37, [Gt. Britain.] Board of Trade [v],xi,[1],2,3,4,6,9,10,16,17,32,33,37,41,42,44,48,49,53,54,59,69,70,71,72,74,75,77,78,82,90,94,98,100,101,113,114,115,116,121,122,128,153,159,161,162,163, [Gt. Britain.] Board of Trade. Advisory Committee appointed under the 1888 Act xi,4, [Gt. Britain.] Board of Trade. [Boat] Committee 1887 Report on Question of Boats, Rafts and Life-saving Appliances xi,4, [Gt. Britain.] Board of Trade. Bulkheads and watertight Compartments Committee 37,67,68,77,137,162, [Gt. Britain.] Court to Investigate the Loss of the Steamship Titanic] (given variously as British Official Inquiry/English Board of Inquiry/Court of Inquiry/into the loss of the Titanic] 68,71,75,91,102, [Gt. Britain.] Merchant Shipping Advisory Committee Respecting the Statutory Regulations as to Boats and Life Saving Appliances and Other Means of Ensuring Safety at Sea 101, [Gt. Britain. Parliament. House of Commons.] Select Committe on Saving Life at Sea xi,4, Great Eastern (ship) 37,137, Greenock (Scotland) 58, Hendrick Hudson (ship) xi, Holyhead (Wales) 133, Huddart Parker and Co. xi,43,58,59,60,88,89,97,98,135,138,160, Hunter (ship) 128,129,130, Hunter River (N.S.W.) 111, Hygeia (ship) x.xi,2,3,4,6,7,8,17,18,19,21,22,23,25,26,30,31,33,36,37,38,40,41,42,45,46,49,57,58,60,63,66,69,75,80,83,86,88,89,95,98,100,102,103,104,105,106,107,108,116,131,137,138,139,140,141,142,143,144,145,146,147,148,160,161, Invincible (ship) 2, Irish National Foresters 17,89, Irish Sea 78,100, Isle of Man 131,133,134, Isle of Wight 29, John Murray (ship) 3, Kai Kai (ship) 115,117,119, Kalimna (Vic.) 148, Kanimbla (ship) 148, Kerlip (ship) 2, Kookaburra (ship) xi, Koree (ship) 119, Kulgoa (ship) 117,118,119,121, Kuring-gai (ship) 123,125, Lady Loch (ship) 2,40,42,90,92,94, Lake Colac 2,3,4, Lake King 34,149,151,157, Lake Victoria 151,157, Lake Wellington 151,152,155, Lake Wendouree 34 (Ballarat Lakes],70, Lake's Entrance 148,149, Lane Cove River (N.S.W.) 109,110, Latrobe River 153, Launceston (Tas.) 100,130, Leura (ship) 93, Liverpool (England) 68,131,134, London 100,101, Lonsdale (ship) 19,70, Loongana (ship) 10,15,21,23,24, Lotus Lily (ship) 120, Lusitania (ship) 31, Maffra 150, Captain Maitland (Hygeia) 17,108, Manawatu (ship) 23,109, Manly (N.S.W.) 72,89,106.109,110,111,112,113,114,115,116,119,121,123,124,127,128,137,146,156, Manly (ship) xi,63,114,123, Manly Ferry Company 110,116,127,151, Margaret (Ship) 100, Marine Board of Victoria [v],vi,vii,ix,[1],2,3,4,5,6,7,10,12,17,18,19,21,22,23,24,26,30,31,34,35,37,38,39,41,42,43,44,45,47,49,50,53,54,55,56,58,59,62,63,65,66,67,69,70,71,73,77,79,82,84,87,90,91,92,94,102,103,105,143,146,147,148,149,152,155,158,159,160,161,163, Marine Board of New South Wales [given as old Sydney Marine Board] 128, Marine Underwriters' Association of Victoria 74, Marrawah (ship) 23, Mauretanio (ship) 31, Medic (ship) 68,74, Meeinderry (ship) 2,107, [Melbourne] Harbor Trust 43,71,80,81,82,133,160, Metung 148,158, Middle Park 90, Milson's Point (Sydney) 109,111,112,115,117,119, Mordialloc 22, Mornington 6,22,35,44,62,70,76,89,90,94,107,138,139,141, Murray River x,2,22,34
Other mentions N -Z: Namoi (ship) 120,128, Narrabeen (ship) 123, Netherlands [1],3, Neutral Bay (Sydney) 109,113,119,125, New Hampshire (ship) 53, New South Wales vi,viii,57, New South Wales Govt. [1], New York 108, New Zealand 74, Newcastle (N.S.W.) 53,111,112,114,116,120,122,128,129,130, Newcastle (ship) 128, Norway [1],3, Nyora (ship) 2,23,30,69, [Thomas] O'Callaghan (police chief commissioner) xi, 3,5,17,18,19, , Olympic (ship) 67, Omeo (ship) 2,148,150,152,153,154,157,158, Orbost 34, Orvieto (ship) 122,151, Otter (ship) 69, Ozone (ship) x,xi,2,4,7,11,16,19,21,22,25,28,30,31,33,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,44,45,49,50,51,52,56,57,58,59,60,62,63,67,69,75,78,80,86,88,89,95,99,102,103,105,106,107,131,137,138,139,140,141,142,143,144,145,161,163, Panic (ship) 31, Papanui (ship) 31, Parramatta (N.S.W.) 119, Parramatta River 109,110, Paynesville 148, Peninsular and Oriental [Co.] 58,67,Peregrine (ship) 12,13,94, Planet (ship) 2,23,49, Point Cook 22,83, Point Gellibrand 35,36, Point King x,29,35,55.56,57,100, Point Lonsdale 134, [Robert] ponting (only survivor of the wreck of the Alert off Cape Schanck) 39,84, Port Albert 36, Port Chalmers (ship) 39, Port Melbourne 5,17,18,19,21,22,23,43,51,57,72,73,82,89,90,96,100,104,106,120,129,134,140,141,144,161, Port Patrick (Scotland) 133, Port Phillip Bay [v],vii,xi,[1],2,4,7,9,15,22,23,24,29,34,41,42,55,56,68,69,70,73,76,78,91,99,116,122,126,127,128,129,130,133,141,144,145,153,159, Port Stephens (N.S.W.) 129, Portarlington 77,99,107, Portsea 36,55,56,104, Princess Alice (Ship) 36,70, Public Works Dept. (Vic.) 35, Queen's Wharf 21, Queensborough (England) 134, Queenscliff [v],5,6,10,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,27,29,33,35,36,42,43,44,46,47,51,54,56,57,58,61,62,66,70,72,73,76,78,81,88,89,90,100,104,105,106,108,109,118,119,127,129,132,133,134,138,139,140,141,142,143,144,145,160,161, Reeves River (Vic.) 158, Rickett's Point/Point Ricketts 22,36, Rio Janeiro 29, Mr. Adair Roche (later Sir Alexander Adair Roche) 68,71, Rose Bay (Sydney) 109, Rotomahana (ship) 23,24, [Royal] Institute [i.e. Institution] of Naval Architects, London 58, St. Kilda 7,18,33,70,89,90,100,143, Sale 148,150,154,157,158, Sandringham 143, Cape Schanck 42,53, Schnapper Point 106,145, Scotland 35,58, [Shipbuilding and] Dockyard (Williamstown) 51,58, Solent 29, Sorrento [v],viii,xi,5,6,7,10,13,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,27,29,30,33,35,36,40,43,44,46,47,51,54,55,56,57,58,61,62,63,66,70,72,73,76,77,78,81,83,88,89,90,100,104,105,106,107,108,118,120,127,128,129,132,138,139,141,142,143,144,145,148,160,161, South Melbourne 20,90, Southampton (England) 133, Sweden [1],3, Sydney viii,3,7,11,13,20,21,26,27,42,43,47,57,61,63,72,88,89,106,111,112,113,114,115,117,119,121,123,124,125,128,129,134,137,140,141,143,146,147,151,156,157,159,160,161,162, Sydney (ship) 120, Sydney Harbour vi,26,113,114,115,125,128,159, Sydney Harbour Trust xi,61,109,110,111,113,116,118,125,129, Sydney Observatory 114, Tasmania 23, Telefunken Co.,130,131,134, Thames River (England) 36,70,100, Tilbury (England) 100, Toorak 18, Troon (Scotland) 59, Twickenham (England) 21, United States Navy Atlantic Fleet (given as American Fleet) 42,93,125, Vaucluse Council (N.S.W.) 109, [Victorian] Court of Marine Inquiry 3,7,(given as Board of Marine Inquiry 22), [Victorian] Court of Survey 4,(given as Board of Survey 12), [Victorian Railways] Audit Office 90, [Victorian] Water Police 19,21, Vixen (ship) 2,13,69, Waratah (ship) 120, Watson's Bay (Sydney) 63,109,112,123,125, Watson's Bay Ferry Company 109,110, Weeroona (ship) v,vii,x,xi,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,22,24,25,26,28,29,31,32,33,38,42,44,46,51,52,54,57,58,59,60,63,64,65,66,67,69,73,75,76,80,83,85,86,87,88,89,94,95,98,100,101,102,104,105,106,108,109,120,126,129,131,133,134,136,137,138,139,140,141,142,143,144,145,146,147,148,159,160,161,163, Western-super-mare (England) 15, White Star boats/liner 68,75, Williams (ship) 36,70, Williamstown 19,20,21,23,33,35,42,61,82,88,96,104,107,116,132,133,146, Williamstown (ship) 2,23,25,42,140, Dr. Woinarski [i.e. Gustave Zichy-Woinarski?] ???????, Wooloomooloo [i.e. Woolloomooloo] Bay (Sydney) 109, Yarra River 5,7,19,21,44,81
Physical Description: xi, 163p. ; 33cm.