Mackay, Qld.

Gayundah and Midge.  The Government picket boat Midge arrived here last Friday from Rockhampton, and the Gayundah reached Flat-top on Sunday last (says the Mackay Mercury of June 25). The Midge, which, travelling some 15 knots an hour, creates quite a sensation on the Pioneer, ran out on Sunday with the swags of the local brigade, and the men themselves went out yesterday morning to join the ship for six days’ training. The naval commandant, Captain Creswell, is aboard the Gayundah, but he did not land on Sunday. It is expected that he will be in town after the training of the local men is finished. Lieutenant Beresford, officer instructor, is now aboard the Gayundah. and Paymaster Pollock is expected in Mackay at the end of the week. We understand that the annual training of the cadets will not take place until the return of the Gayundah from the north next month.

The Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 – 1934)  Fri 12 Jul 1901   Page 17