3["New Steamer Koombana", Daily News (Perth, WA), Friday 12 February 1909, page 3]
NEW STEAMER KOOMBANA.
VISIT OF INSPECTION.
A FINE MODERN CRAFT.
THE LAST WORD IN SHIPBUILDING.
"The Last Word" in shipbuilding and general appointment is the most adequate phrase to be used in connection with the new Adelaide S.S. Co.'s Koombana, which put into Fremantle yesterday and sailed again for Melbourne and Adelaide at 2 o'clock to-day. At the invitation of the Adelaide S.S. Co. a number of shipping and mercantile identities, as well as representatives of the daily press, were invited on board the Koombana at 11 o'clock this morning, and were met by Mr. W. E. Moxon, the local manager, who introduced the visitors to Mr. G. P. Maxfield, the superintendant of stores for the Adelaide Company. The latter gentleman then devoted much time and energy towards showing the visitors over the new vessel, and when he had finished at 1 p.m., everyone felt that they had had a very interesting experience. Owing to the lack of space today, a full description of this fine modern craft will be held over till tomorrow, but it must be said that the Koombana is about the best-appointed boat that has ever been seen at Fremantle. Built especially for the Nor'-West trade, the comfort of passengers has been studied to the last degree, every invention and convenience known to the maritime world has been used in her building, in fact, in the language of one visitor, "she would do credit to any service in the world."