Cruise of the Gayundah.
The gunboat Gayundah has returned from Moreton Bay, where the prize firing and heavy gun practice in connection with the 21 days continuous training was completed. The firing was very satisfactory. Most of the Class A men went with the Gayundah to Sydney recently, and took part in the reception to Admiral Sperry, in company with the Naval Forces of N.S.W. The trip will be long remembered owing to the sad circumstance of Captain Colquhoun‘s death. On the run down to Sydney splendid weather conditions prevailed for the earlier part of the voyage, though Captain Colquhoun was very ill.
The night before arrival at Sydney a south west gale was encountered and instead of reaching Sydney next morning, it was not until 6.30 p m that the anchorage was reached. Surgeon Wilson was in attendance on Captain Colquhoun, who expired about three hours later. The remains were taken on to Melbourne under the care of Lieutenant McLay, of the naval militia, who was temporarily attached to the Gayundah.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 – 1933) Thu 3 Sep 1908 Page 4