Lighthouses of Australia
Images from the End of an Era
Lighthouses of Australia, Images from the End of an Era By John Ibbotson is a 12"
x 10.5" (305 x 267mm) 288 page coffee table book that contains a wealth
of information and stunning photographs of Australia's Lighthouses.
Ref: 3550 Built: 1889 Elev: 37 Tower: 16 Range: 32W 26R
This white round brick tower with red vertical stripes (added in 1929) make it one of the most easily recognised lights in Australia. The Hornby light in Sydney is the only other light with vertical stripes. Built of bricks on a stone base it has a Chance Brothers 700mm dioptric lens. It replaced a number of earlier navigation beacons, obelisks and the Don River light that had been used to guide ships into the Mersey River. It was converted to electric operation in 1920 and demanned. The keepers' cottages were let to local tenants until 1966 when they were demolished. It is easily accessible by road from Devonport.
From the Foreword by Clive Davidson – Chief Executive Officer of AMSA"This is an invaluable collection of 500 beautiful photographs of lighthouses. It is a thoughtful and carefully compiled reference book that allows the enthusiast or casual reader alike to glean a wealth of information about Australia's lighthouses."