Bunya Bunya





Bunya Bunya

Type :
Wooden paddlewheel steam ship
Launched  :
1885
Builder :
David Drake
Pyrmont, NSW
Gross weight :
202 tons
Dimensions :
121.00 x 21.00 x 7.00 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
688
Speed :
unknown

Bunya Bunya was a near identical sister ship to Waratah II.

She was part of a fleet of three big ferries (the others being Victoria and Waratah II) that were built for North Shore Ferries to operate the high capacity run from Milsons Point to Circular Quay.

She was absorbed into the Sydney Ferries Limited fleet at the time that company began taking over many of the smaller harbour operators in the early years of the twentieth century.

Bunya Bunya was broken up in 1914, made redundant (along with her other paddlewheel running mates) by the influx of the new and faster K class steam screw ferries.


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