49["Loss of the s.s. Koombana", The Geraldton Express (WA), Saturday 06 April 1912, page 3]


The following notice was posted at the Geraldton office of the Adelaide S.S. Coy. on Thursday:--


With profound regret the company have to announce that they consider the discovery of wreckage by the s.s. Gorgon and s.s. Minderoo (which has been identified as belonging to the s.s. Koombana) is evidence that the Koombana was lost with all hands, in the vicinity of Bedout Island, during the cyclone which raged on the 20th and 21st March. The vessel evidently being caught in the vortex and overwhelmed by the sea, which no human agency could prevent. The loss of the passengers, Captain T. Allen and his fine crew is deeply deplored.

AB notes:

Very quotable.