31["The Koombana", The West Australian, Saturday 30 March 1912, page 11]



Particulars of the complete passenger list are being gradually collected and corrections made in the original list printed in the Press.


Mr. J. S. Davis, representing Messrs. Siebe, Gorman and Co., at Broome, left Fremantle with his family and eight white divers, who arrived from home recently in the W.A.S.N. liner Paroo on her last trip northward. Requiring to transact some business at Port Hedland, he caught the Paroo on her return journey, and after spending, a couple of hours at Hedland, is supposed to have caught the Koombana en route for Broome. Last night, however, the Adelaide Company received from their Port Hedland office a list of the passengers booked there to join the Koombana, which list does not include Mr. Davis's name. The names despatched by the Hedland office are as follow:--

For Broome: Joseph Johnson, Capt. Stuart, H. Brider, Hassan, a Japanese, aboriginal and Malay prisoners.

For Derby: J. McGowan.

Messrs. E. H. Fothergill and Co., agents for Messrs. Siebe, Gorman and Co., in Western Australia, have wired to Broome and Port Hedland for definite information re garding Mr. Davis's movements.