["The Stranded Koombana", Geraldton Guardian (WA), Tuesday 23 March 1909, page 3]
The Stranded Koombana.
STILL HARD AND FAST.
CARGO TO BE LIGHTERED.
Sharks Bay, March 22.
The steamer Koombana is still aground on the sand bank. Two attempts to shift her were made to-day, one at 3 a.m., and the second at 2 p.m., but without result. Another atttempt is to be made later on. The re-flotation of the vessel appears to be hopeless, unless all cargo is taken out, thus lightening the ship sufficiently to allow her getting off, or until a north-west wind banks up the tide sufficiently to float her. Life is getting monotonous on board, although the passengers and crew are well.