LARGE HOTEL DESTROYED
Damage Estimated at £30,000
PRIVATEL ZOO SAVED.
Brisbane, Monday: The well known Surfers Paradise Hotel near Southport was destroyed by fire early this morning. The hotel was destroyed, with the exception of a number of detached living cabins and a comprehensive private zoo. The damage is estimated at £30,000. The cries of terror-stricken bears, monkeys, leopards and birds were heard; over the roar of the fire. The fusing of electric wires is blamed for the fire.
– The Horsham Times Tuesday 7 July 1936.
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