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Camp site No. 8

By JanetAS
Kookaburra. Taken recently at Stinson Park Camping Ground, Queensland.

(In 1937, a local man, Bernard O'Reilly set out in search of a small commercial passenger plane that crashed in thick rain forest. The current camp site was the base of operations for the rescue party, who trekked 10km through the bush to save two men, still alive 10 days after their Stinson airliner disappeared on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. Stinson park provides a base camp for bush walkers to retrace some of O'Reilly's heroic journey back up the Darlington Range to the crash site of the airliner, or a visit the site of Westray's grave, one of the victims of the crash.)

Enjoy your weekend.

Tags: Kookaburra Wildlife and nature

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Comments


11 Jun 2017 8:11AM
a most cute birdie and thanks for the camp site story
11 Jun 2017 11:40AM
Great that this is still remembered as a story of survival and a hero who saved them......
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
11 Jun 2017 11:52AM
Wonderful capture
Ian
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16 47 14 United States
11 Jun 2017 10:37PM
Love his perch and your title!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2017 1:01AM
Wonderful image, great subject and pose!
Isabel GrinGrin

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