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Published On: 05 Oct 2023


Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, together with Jann Stuckey, are thrilled to unveil a one-of-a-kind, bronze statue of sanctuary founder Dr Alex Griffiths.

It will be unveiled at a ceremony on the birthday of Alex Griffiths, October 5th.

Conservationist Dr Alex Griffiths gifted the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, then known as the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary, to National Trust in 1976.

Originally a bee and flower keeper, Alex Griffiths first opened Currumbin Bird Sanctuary in 1947, as a lorikeet feeding display, protecting his prized blooms from the birds.

He was passionate about wildlife and conservation right up until the day he passed away in 1998.

His memory is etched in the history of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary forever, with lorikeet feeding still a daily attraction.

The statue will now take pride of place in the Lorikeet Arena, to ensure his story continues to be told.

The majority of the funding for the statue has been very generously donated by Jann Stuckey.