37a["Busy Port", The Hedland Advocate (Port Hedland, WA), Saturday 18 December 1909, page 6]
On Saturday the Charon brought 110 tons of general cargo to Hedland, and on Sunday the Koombana brought 250 tons of general cargo (the largest shipment ever landed here by one vessel) and 400 tons of railway material. The Paroo, from Singapore, also arrived on Sunday with general cargo.
37b["S.S. KOOMBANA", The Hedland Advocate (Port Hedland, WA), Saturday 18 December 1909, page 6]
Left Fremantle on her last trip with 85 saloon and 40 second-class passengers and the largest amount of cargo ever taken in one shipment for the Nor'-West. She had 250 tons for Broome, and took a number of passengers and camels from Hedland, the latter being destined for the Wyndham-Tanami trade.
37c["The Koombana", The Hedland Advocate (Port Hedland, WA), Saturday 14 May 1910, page 6]
Brought 108 passengers to Hedland, but the list, which should have reached us last week, did not arrive until a few hours before the ship--the explanation we offer to the numerous disappointed inquirers for same. The ship left Fremantle with a full complement of passengers and cargo, an evidence of her established popularity. [Hope she doesn't again forget there is a jetty at Port Hedland.--Ed.]