It is a long process. Special Volunteers have been working on the restoration of the Bunda-La for a long time – it was donated to the Village around 2012. The Bunda-La was built on the Brisbane River in 1958 and it had almost 25 years of working life until 1982.
The Bunda-La was built on the Brisbane River in 1958 and it had almost 25 years of working life until 1982. Mr Horrie Hunt and his team have been slowly working on the boat since then. It is expected to take another two years work for the 40ft long boat to be completely finished.When completed it will become part of the Maritime Museum. There is still a lot of work to do.
The Village applies for grants to help fund the restoration, and in 2015, a grant of $10,000 was won to work on Stage 3 of the restoration program. The Bunda-La is an ARHV listed 1958 ex-pilot boat, used along the Queensland coast. More information about the Bunda-La can be found at the Queensland Maritime Museum.
Work continues on the restoration of the Bunda-La with dedicated volunteers spending many hours working on the vessel which is housed in one of our sheds at the back of the Village.
It is hoped that the vessel will be shown to the public within the next 12 months – and possibly placed near the Maritime Museum.
Anyone wishing to help with the project, or donate much-needed funds, please make contact with the Village or the Secretary of the Historical Society. All donations will be most welcomed.
The Village continues to grow, with some other exhibits about to be announced shortly.