Re-arming the Gayundah.

Mr. W. F. Armitage, secretary of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, Brisbane, has received the following letter from Mr. W. F. Finlayson, M.H.R.  ‘In further reply to your favour of November 8, re naval construction and repair work in Brisbane. I beg to advise you that I have been advised by the Minister for Defence that is has been arranged that the rearmament of H.M.A.S. Gayundah will be carried out in Brisbane, and the guns have been ordered to be sent from England to that port’. He says further. ‘The location of Government shipbuilding yards has not been decided upon. but the claims of Brisbane together with other places, will receive consideration when the matter is being dealt with.”

Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 – 1947)  Mon 18 Dec 1911  Page 5