The HMQS Gayundah first entered service in 1884 as a gunboat for the Queensland Maritime Defense Force as one of the first two ships commissioned for defense against a perceived Russian threat. She later served in the Royal Australian Navy as HMAS Gayundah before being decommissioned and sold for civilian use. The Gayundah was beached at Woody Point in Redcliffe, Queensland.
The HMQS Gayundah was scanned with the Zebedee 3D mapping system in June 2013 by Robert Zlot and Mike Bosse (CSIRO), in collaboration with the the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage. The story appeared on Channel 7's "The Great South East". The screenshots have been created by Jonathan Roberts.