September 2012 / 4 posts found

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Emergencies

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Ambulance, Police,Fire [emergency Only]……..000 Poisons Information….13 11 26 Medicare…..13 20 11 Palm Beach Police station….5534 0222 Coolangatta Police Station….5589 8444 Crime Stoppers…. 1800 333 000 Lifeline….13 11 14 Energex [loss of power supply]….13 62 62 Energex [power lines down]….131962 Traffic – Main Roads….13 19 40 Graffiti Hotline….5581 7998 Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey MP ….5598 1387
Currumbin Surf Beach

Currumbin Surf Beach

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The great surf beach at Currumbin is lifesaver protected and an all time favorite of the locals. The estuary of Currumbin creek pours out at the Currumbin Rock seen in the distance in the photo above. A short walk inland from the rock brings you to the Currumbin lake favored by those who prefer to swim in still water. Street cafes with great ocean views abound on the roadside adjacent to the beach. On the beach a little South from Currumbin Rock, Elephant Rock rises out of the water. The Elephant Rock Cafe is a super place to take it […]
Lorikeet on gum flowers - by Ian Walker

Birds in Currumbin

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Our backyard is home to many of these wonderful birds found in abundance on the Gold Coast in Southeast Queensland, Australia. I awake to hear the warbling, chirping, whistling and delightful songs of a great variety of birds every morning. It is usually the Kookaburras that herald the day each dawn with their UUU hah hah hah ku ku ku laughter. Followed by the beautiful song of the Currawong, the occasional screech of a white cockatoo and the incessant chatter of the Lorikeets [Photo: Lorikeet on gum flowers – by Ian Walker]. The pink Galas look on in haughty silence, as […]
Currumbin named after this tree

Currumbin Name Origin

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Currumbin – Is the Aboriginal name for a species of pine tree, but it was not the name by which the creek was shown on the maps drawn by surveyor Dixon in 1839. He called it Anson Creek after Admiral George Anson who after serving as private secretary to Lord Melbourne, the Whig Prime Minister of England, became the private secretary to Albert, the husband of the young Queen Victoria. Albert wanted to bring a German retinue with him, but the leaders of the English parliament would not hear of it. Anson was appointed to ensure that an English viewpoint […]
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