Gayundah not sent north.


Our Melbourne representative telegraphs :- The Hon. A. Dawson, Minister for Defence, states that his reasons for not sending the gun-boat Gayundah North is to save money, it being part of the Federal policy to save all the money possible, so that at an early date a torpedo-boat destroyer may be purchased.

Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 – 1908)  Tue 24 May 1904   Page 4

(It’s not clear whether the above indicates the Gayundah is in Brisbane and not being sent north for a traditional training cruise, or if she is located outside of Qld to the south.)