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The elegant, ultra-modern S.S. Koombana arrived in Western Australia in March 1909.

After only three years of Nor'-West service, the ship and her entire complement disappeared in a late-summer cyclone off the Pilbara coast. The vessel has never been found and the tragedy remains unexplained.

Koombana Days is the story of the ship and of the people in whose lives she figured so large.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2013 .
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      Extent: 400p.
      ISBN: 9781921888885, 1921888881

Works about this Work

Lustre : Reflections on Pearling Sarah Yu , Bart Pigram , Maya Shioji , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Griffith Review , no. 47 2015; (p. 251-261)
'THERE IS ANOTHER boom-and-bust resource industry in the West, one with a long and near-forgotten history. The exploitation and artistic use of the pearl shell Pinctada maxima, one of the largest and most lustrous nacre-producing bivalve shells found along the northern shores, is an ancient craft dating back over twenty thousand years. Its story is full of wonder, intrigue, romance and greed – yet to be fully appreciated in Australian history.' (Author's introduction)
Koombana Days William Yeoman , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 7-8 December 2013; (p. 45)

— Review of Koombana Days Annie Boyd , 2013 single work biography
Koombana Days William Yeoman , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 7-8 December 2013; (p. 45)

— Review of Koombana Days Annie Boyd , 2013 single work biography
Lustre : Reflections on Pearling Sarah Yu , Bart Pigram , Maya Shioji , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Griffith Review , no. 47 2015; (p. 251-261)
'THERE IS ANOTHER boom-and-bust resource industry in the West, one with a long and near-forgotten history. The exploitation and artistic use of the pearl shell Pinctada maxima, one of the largest and most lustrous nacre-producing bivalve shells found along the northern shores, is an ancient craft dating back over twenty thousand years. Its story is full of wonder, intrigue, romance and greed – yet to be fully appreciated in Australian history.' (Author's introduction)
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