["Nor'-West Hurricane", The Northern Times (Carnarvon, WA), Tuesday 26 March 1912, page 7]

Perth, March 23.

Reports from the telegraph stations on the North-West coast contain particulars of a terrific storm which raged on the 20th inst., the result of which was that several men lost their lives and some vessels were wrecked. Roebourne reports that a willy-willy raged at Balla Balla on Thursday and Friday and two large sailing ships which were loading ore and a lighter with seven witnesses on board for the murder case were wrecked.

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The death of Captain Maginnis has come as a shock to many in this town....we recall the fortnight spent...a sandbank in Shark Bay on the Koombana's maiden trip, when that officer frequently came forward at the passengers' request and helped pass the time pleasantly by rendering tastefully executed selections on his mandolin.

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