50["Koombana Aground Again", The Northern Times (Carnarvon, WA), Saturday 24 December 1910, page 5]


Possibly the heading is wrong, but it supplies the most satisfactory solution. The Koombana left Carnarvon jetty on Tuesday night, with the idea of making Denham anchorage soon after daylight on Wednesday. She arrived at 7 a.m. on Thursday instead. The local agents suggest that a dense fog overhung the bay for 24 hours, and the captain deemed it prudent to anchor; otherwise they are unapproachable on the subject. A large number of telegrams were despatched from Carnarvon yesterday, congratulating several of our residents, who are tripping South, on a pleasant day spent fishing for sharks from the Koombana's deck.

[Later news gleaned is that the Koombana arrived in Denham on Wednesday night at 9 p.m., and left at 7 a.m. next morning. She struck a sandbank, and was held fast for 12 hours. The motor launch was despatched to Denham to report the accident, but the Koombana slid off, and passed the launch on the way in.]