Malice or Mutiny - Koolama Incident, The
Australia's forgotten maritime mutiny -The Koolama Incident. The story of the only Australian ship to be bombed and sunk by Japanese planes in Western Australian waters during World War II.
In 1942 The Koolama was steaming up the Western Australian coast loaded with men and material to help defend Australia's northern coast. The story of what happened to the Koolama and those aboard her is a story of survival, bravery and, some say, even mutiny.
The Western Australia Marine Board of Inquiry in 1942 exonerated both Captain Jack Eggleston and First Officer Ken Reynolds for the loss of the 'Koolama', but they never sailed together again.
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