7["The Nor'-West Mail Service", Daily News (Perth, WA), Friday 04 June 1909, page 5]
THE NOR'-WEST MAIL SERVICE.
CHANGE OF SHIPS.
KOOMBANA GOING EAST.
Since the Adelaide S.S. Company's new Nor'-West mail and passenger steamer Koombana has been running in the trade - having made three trips already - she has been very unfortunate. On her first trip north she was delayed about 14 days on a sandbank on Shark Bay; the next voyage she struck an unknown object outside Broome, and on her last passage up the Nor'-West coast she 'touched mud' at Geraldton.
The agents now advertise in this issue that the well known Huddart, Parker liner Burrumbeet will leave Fremantle on Wednesday next, taking the place of the s.s. Koombana in the Nor'-West mail service. The latter vessel is to proceed to the east during the course of a day or two, but the reason of this could not be ascertained this morning as the officers of the Koombana were reticent, and Mr. W. E. Moxon, the attorney in W.A. for the Adelaide Company, is at present down the south coast.