H.M.A.S. Gayundah returned on Friday from her cruise with the Cairns Naval Militia, who have completed their annual training. It is understood that the Gayundah, which is now one of the training vessels attached to the new Australian Navy, will leave Cairns on July 1st for Thursday Island, there to train the naval reserves, and subsequently return to Cairns. On the return of the gunboat the new branch of the naval forces, which comes into existence on July 1st, will be required to do their course of about 16 days continuous training afloat.
Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 – 1954) Mon 24 Jun 1912 Page 8