Photo Gallery

1944

The first boats in the Cairncross dock testing the dock were Seal and Dugong. ( QMM photo Facebook)

1955

Echinies was a new vessel ready to scour the mud away in 1955. Here she is working her way around the river.

1960-70

Echines, on the Brisbane River. She used to pick up water at Hamilton near the Apollo Ferry and drop off spoil at the wharf at the Bulimba Mud Flats between Rheem and Hornibrooks.

1950-60s

On a Saturday arvo with the yachts preparing to race at RQYC Byron Street Bulimba. Echeneis can be seen resting at Hamilton. The rain would clear when the Blue Funnel Ship left port. (Burchill Family Collection)

1970-80s

Sir Thomas Hiley took over the duties of the suction dredgers. (Harbours and Marine Qld, History 1924 - 1985).

1960

An aerial view of the wharf and mud flats between Hornibrooks and Rheem.
A popular place for the boys to ride all types of bikes after the spoil had dried out. (Photo courtesy Q Imagery).

1971

Echeneis on the Bulimba Reach. The Bulimba Reach was still a major part of the Port of Brisbane. (Photo Dredgepoint.org.)

1956

Echeneis in action near Bulimba Point (Boyd Brown Photo, Facebook, Old Brisbane) nb the 16 footers only single storey and you can see some of the old Quay St houses.

Date Unknown

Bream appears to be near Bretts Wharf, old Apollo Ferry terminal. Launch unknown. (Photo QMM)

1955

A regular resting place for Gropher and Dolphin was opposite Colmslie.
( Qld Harbours and Marine Photo).

1924

One of the early Dredgers that cleaned up the Channels. This one in the Bulimba Reach around where the turning basin was for the New Farm Wharves. (From a post on Facebook., out of a newspaper).

1955

Grab Dredge working alongside Dalgetys Wharf New Farm. (Photo courtesty Harbours and Marine, QSA Flickr).

1990s

Dredgers pumped sand into make the new Port of Brisbane. (Love Family Collection).

Post war

Dredgers at rest off Cairnscross, Tahiti and Hanlon s paddock in the backgrounds. ( Photo from Harbours and Marine 1824 - 1985).

1964

The ill fated Kaptajn Nielsen. Capsized in Moreton Bay. 6 crew members perished while 15 others were saved. (Courtesy Courier Mail Q 150 project)

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