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Picture relating to Currumbin - titled 'Feeding the Lorikeets at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, ca. 1955'

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Feeding the Lorikeets at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, ca. 1955

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1955
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The Sanctuary was established in 1947 by beekeeper and flower grower Alex Griffiths, who began feeding the region’s wild Lorikeets to prevent them from ravaging his prized blooms. The feeding of the colourful Lorikeets soon developed from a local curiosity to a popular tourist attraction. In 1976 Alex gifted the park to the National Trust of Queensland as a gift to the Queensland people.

This picture is also part of the Bonzle Parks (open in new window) photo collection.