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Bulletin – Vol 9 No. 4 – July/August 2006


 Letter from the Editor

Feature stories

Lighthouse profile – Point Perpendicular
The Point Perpendicular Lighthouse in NSW was the first of three similar NSW lights constructed of pre-cast concrete blocks.

Operation Cape Bowling Green

The story of the covert operation to remove the Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse from Queensland in the 1980s.

The lighting of Hydrographers Passage – Part 1
Michael Pitcher begins the story of the surveying and marking of the Hydrographers Passage through the Great Barrier Reef in the early 1980s.
Pharology 101 - Acetylene – The tool of automation
Denise Shultz, LoA President, presents the latest instalment in her educational series.

News

2006 CLS Reunion
The 2006 CLS Reunion was held on 1 July 2006, with 76 people in attendance, representing all branches of the lighthouse service.

Conserving our history – Breaksea Island Lighthouse
Restoration of the heritage infrastructure on Breaksea Island was officially launched by Great Southern Minister John Bowler on Wednesday, 7 June 2006.

Nobbys Head – Green light for redevelopment
Newcastle's historic Nobby's lighthouse will be redeveloped after the city council backed the $2 million plan.

Ibbo's Updates
Cape Conran; Cape Tourville & Point Home Lookout; Cape Inscription; Double Island Point and a LoA Inc discount on the new book Rock Lighthouses of Britain

Notices
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 20th September 2006, 7.00pm - 10.00pm (EST)
Please note that this is an online meeting that will require you to have access to a computer to participate.
International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend – 19 & 20 August 2006
Details of some of the activities that are planned by lighthouse management or amateur radio groups.
Beacons By The Sea Exhibition
Beacons By The Sea: Stories of Australian Lighthouses touring exhibition presented by the National Archives of Australia.

International News
Race to save an Orkney landmark – Scotland
North Ronaldsay – Orkney's most northerly outpost – is considered remote even to other Orcadians. The Dennis Head beacon, built in 1789, is slowly deteriorating and faces an uncertain future.
A shore sale: Italy saves lighthouses on the rocks
FOR SALE: early 18th-century lighthouse, built 1709, inactive since mid-19th century, in need of renovation. Property consists of square cylindrical white stone tower 20 metres (66ft) high on arched base. Great views. 

Letters
Knitted lighthouse chair
You won't believe it until you see this chair knitted by a lighthouse keeper.
Lighthouse postcards
A reader enquires as to where you can buy postcards of Australian lighthouses.
Norah Head Lighthouse visit
Member Roz Felton tells of her visit to the newly opened Norah Head Lighthouse.

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