In 1901 the steamer Greyhound could carry 255 passengers in Moreton Bay and many excursion and camping trips were made to Bribie Island. The following descriptions of trips made to Bribie Island during 1901 and 1902 give a glimpse of those excursions.
The Steamer Greyhound's Trip.
The trip by the steamer Greyhound yesterday was again well patronised. It was a perfect day, and all on board were delighted with the outing. The Kenilworth hulk had been taken down to Bribie Island, and will form a landing stage, so that passengers can get ashore without any delay, thus affording a longer time on shore. As advertised, the Greyhound will proceed to Bribie Island to-morrow morning (Separation Day, Dec 10th), and no doubt will be well patronised by those requiring a quick trip and a good run on shore.
The Brisbane Courier, Mon 9 Dec 1901, p. 4 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19133447
Trip to Bribie Island.
Considering yesterday (Dec 10th) was not closely observed as a holiday, the steamer Greyhound left for Bribie Island with a fair complement of passengers. There was a good stiff breeze blowing in the Bay, and the crispness of the temperature, combined with the moderate “knocking about” indulged in by the staunch little boat, added to the enjoyment of the trip.
source: State Library of Queensland
The Brisbane Courier, Wed 12 Mar 1902, p. 3 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19131496
A Night Out. Bushed at Bribie. Search Party Organised.
The large number of persons who camped at Bribie Island during the Christmas holidays were treated to a little excitement they had not calculated on. The Greyhound during her trips to the island took a large number of excursionists over, and there must have been in all about 150 persons camped on the island. Of these there were at least three adventurous spirits – three young men – who decided to walk across the island. They started lightly clad, but found the journey more arduous than they anticipated, and proceeded to return home. At a certain point two decided on resting, but the third pushed on and reached the camp all right. The other two, on resuming their journey, concluded that their comrade had taken the wrong track and consequently did not follow on his footsteps but took another route, with the result that they lost their way.
Lost on Bribie.
Experiences of Two Young Men. Further particulars of the incident mentioned in last week’s “Week” concerning the two men who were temporarily lost on Bribie Island, has now been supplied by Mr. Leslie Hoey, one of those concerned.
Editor note: Edwin Leslie Hoey b. 28 Oct 1879, d. 5 Oct 1911 (Queensland) F: Thomas William Hoey M: Louisa Cornish Lavers. On 1903 roll, Edwin Leslie Noey, clerk, of Melrose, Jane street, West End.
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