Angelina olie’s power helps restore Brisbane park

HOLLYWOOD superstar Angelina Jolie has helped breathe new life into one of Brisbane's best-kept heritage secrets.

The Oscar-winning actress and film-maker helped ensure much-needed money was donated to the Fort Lytton Historical Association to restore Magazine No.10 and the Black Powder Rooms at the national park.

The association funded the conservation project with a Queensland Government grant of $33,900, and another $25,000 donated to them by the producers of Jolie's film, Unbroken.

The work was unveiled on Friday by Environment Minister Steven Miles.

"Fort Lytton is a window into Brisbane's past - it's where gunners kept watch over the river mouth in the late 19th century and troops mustered for the Boer War and both world wars," Dr Miles said.

"A major part of the film was shot at the fort, and producers made a contribution to the guides for ongoing conservation works."



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