Very cool - always loved this style of tug. Where in Oz?
Damn! won't be getting that far South - Brisbane and Cairns only on our trip.
That wouldn't be the old "George" would it. A WW2 army tug 45ft. has quite a history, if it is George it was once owned by motorcycle racer mate of Mick Doohan
It's the Bareki, I think the design evolved from WW2 tugs but ended up a bit prettier. Belonged to Maritime Services Board, then National Maritime Museum then sold to other use, servicing moorings for a while and another owner more recently.