Accident to the Gayundah.
It is stated on very good authority that when the gunboat Gayundah was cruising off the Keppel Islands she met with an accident which might have proved more serious than it was (says the Morning Bulletin of June 25). She struck a rock with some violence, and it is believed that this resulted in injuries to the blades of her propeller. Naturally the matter has been kept as quiet as possible; but it is one which will possibly have to he inquired into. The mishap, however, does not appear to have made any alteration in the Gayundah’s steaming qualities, as her subsequent trips up and down. the river were made in the average time.
The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 – 1947) Fri 28 Jun 1901 Page 2