89a["Loss of the s.s. Koombana", Geraldton Express (WA), Saturday 06 April 1912, page 3]
THE NORTHERN MAIL SERVICE.
ALLINGA REPLACES THE KOOMBANA.
The s.s. Allinga (2242 tons) has now been commissioned by the Adelaide Steamship Coy. to take up the Koombana's running in the northern mail service. She will leave Fremantle on her first trip to Derby on Tuesday, May 8th. Built in 1897, she is a fine serviceable steamer, with good passenger accommodation and ample cargo space.
89b[Minutes of Adelaide Steamship Company directors' meeting, Monday 01 April 1912, Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University, 0186/Z535 Box 12]
Secretary reported that this steamer had been missing since 21st March.
Several telegrams were read with regard to the search, which up to the present had been fruitless. "Bullarra" was to leave Broome last night to search the track of the cyclone.
It was proposed to place "Allinga" in the North West Mail Service meantime.