This website is the online accompaniment to Koombana Days, published in hardcover and e-book by Fremantle Press.
Although the site has promotional value, it exists primarily to make available the research that underpins the book. The online resource contains specialised indexes and transcripts of some 2,500 primary source documents.
Koombana Days is both maritime and social history. It traces the short, colourful career of the SS Koombana, and explores the coastal life of Western Australia in the early years of the twentieth century. It is expected that the collection will attract students of Western Australian history, and be of particular interest to the descendants of those lost with the ship.
The author welcomes direct contact from those with a family or community interest in the Koombana story.