Lieutenant Preston having resigned his position as navigating lieutenant of the Gayundah, the Government have, it is understood, appointed Mr. Smith to the vacancy. This gentlemen is well known as an officer in the A.U.S.N. company’s service, and for some time was captain of the Eurimbla. He is a brother of the members of the well known firm of Smith Brothers.
The Telegraph (Brisbane) 16 Oct 1889 Page 4
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