The Q.G.S. Gayundah, with Captain Creswell, Queensland Naval Commandant, and Lieutenant Curtis left Brisbane yesterday for Maryborough and Bundaberg, on a cruise, for the purpose of exercising the ship’s company, She is expected to return about the end of next week.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 – 1933) Tue 5 Nov 1901 Page 2
It’s interesting that the newspaper refers to Gayundah here as the Q.G.S Gayundah. (we’d expect that to mean Queensland Government Steamship) which would only be the case if the Gayundah was not in commission at that time.