Museum of Brisbane

Sunday Stories | Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, 1962

Did you know that Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane is the world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary? Founded in 1927 as a safe refuge for sick, injured, and orphaned koalas, it was at a time when the species was being culled for the fur trade. The sanctuary remains a place for the research and conservation of koalas and Australian wildlife.  Image courtesy of Queensland State Archives.