H.M.S. Gayundah left Brisbane today, under command of Lieutenant Curtis., and proceeds to Cairns and Townsville to bring down the members of the Naval Militia to undergo a month’s course. A seamen and gunners’ class will be started in Brisbane shortly. It is stated that there is only one navigating lieutenant on the gunboat. If this is so, it is interesting to know why. It is hardly in accord with the ideals of a Labour Government to practically compel a navigator to remain on the bridge for three days and nights.
Cairns Morning Post (Qld. : 1907 – 1909) Tue 29 Dec 1908 Page 5