Gayundah’s new role.

Another stage in the transformation of the obsolete gunboat Gayundah, which in pre-Federation days was the flagship of the Queensland fleet, has been completed. The well known ship on which many Queenslanders underwent naval training, about 1 year ago was converted from a warship into a barge. A kinder fate has been reserved for the Gayundah. Last week she was repainted a business like grey, equipped with a grab dredging plant, consisting of a derrick and a steam winch. Her job will be to scoop sand out of the upper reaches the river for her owners, the Brisbane Gravels Ltd. Captain H Tuesley is in command.

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 – 1933)  Thu 15 Apr 1926  Page 6