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At last Pauline O'Brien's  new Lighthouse of Western Australia <http://bajoran.upnaway.com/~obees/lights/> site, featuring the lighthouses of Fremantle, is up and well worth a visit.  We hope to soon have up the Rottnest Island lighthouses which will compliment her pages.   Also her class at Beaconsfield Primary School, Fremantle, have entered a Web site called "Guiding Lights" <http://www.omen.net.au/~beacy/lrng21/lrng21.htm> as part of a Western Australian School Web design competition.  It was this involvement with her students that got her motivated to do something with the under represented WA lights herself.

Lt-Col Brian Lord (retired) has made available a massive collection of photos and info on Australian lighthouses.  This is a real bonus and the information covers a wide area of the country, especially some of the more out of the way little known places.

Also I have great support from Cyril Curtain and The Australian Lighthouse Association with photos by Cyril and the late Ken Gott.  Ken spent much time travelling Australia documenting lights in an effort to ensure their preservation.

The Australian Lighthouse Association can contacted at:

C/o Keith Farfor
14 Gurner Street
St Kilda    3182
AUSTRALIA

OR

Cyril Curtain
[Email Cyril]

Many others who assist the Project are acknowledged, every month, under the "Thanks to the Following People for Their Help in ..." below.

The table represents the progress of the Project over it's first 7 months.  It is pleasing to see the objective of not only creating my own pages is succeeding but also others are "taking the bit by the teeth" and producing their own pages as well.

Australian Lighthouses Represented

 

Lighthouses
Listed

Lighthouses
With Pages

Project
Lighthouse
Pages

Project
Special
Pages

Other's
Lighthouse
Pages

Victoria

20

18

15

3

16

New South Wales

27

26

2

0

35

Queensland

22

5

3

0

3

Northern Territory

4

0

0

0

0

Western Australia

28

6

2

0

6

South Australia

18

10

8

0

9

Tasmania

20

5

3

0

4

Total

139

70

33

3

73

[Formated table at <http://www.lighthouses.org.au/lights/Bulletin/9807/Bulletin%20Jul%2098.htm#LighthousesRepresented>]

Indexed Pages

Project Lighthouse Pages

33

Project Special Pages

3

Other's Lighthouse Pages

73

Total Pages

109

[Formated table at <http://www.lighthouses.org.au/lights/Bulletin/9807/Bulletin%20Jul%2098.htm#IndexedPages>]

Victoria and New South Wales are both now well represented as a result of the Project.

Lighthouses Represented by Project.jpg (25835 bytes)
[Graph at <http://www.lighthouses.org.au/lights/Bulletin/9807/Bulletin%20Jul%2098.htm#LighthousesRepresentedGraph>]

Victoria is the best represented by the Project pages, where as New South Wales has the most lights represented due to the work of Grant & Tracey Maizels' Lighthouse Pages.

Lighthouses Pages by Project.jpg (29204 bytes)
[Graph at <http://www.lighthouses.org.au/lights/Bulletin/9807/Bulletin%20Jul%2098.htm#PagesProjectGraph>]

I am now trying to place a greater emphasis on the states with lesser representation especially Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.


Department of Scrounge:

If anybody has any of this material on any Australian lighthouses including the ones listed at the Department of Scrounge it would appreciated, especially the high priority ones:

  • Original Colour Photographs
  • Historical Photographs or Postcards
  • History, experiences and anecdotes
  • Technical History

Please eMail <Keeper>


New Pages for Australia:

    The Lady Elliot Lighthouse ../../Common/New.gif
    The Old Caloundra Lighthouse
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    The Cape Willoughby Lighthouse on Kangaroo Island
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    The Cape Wickham Lighthouse on King Island
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    The Currie Lighthouse on King Island 
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New Links for Australia:

    Fremantle's Woodman Point Lighthouse by Pauline O'Brien../../Common/New.gif
    Fremantle's North Mole Lighthouse by Pauline O'Brien
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    Fremantle's South Mole Lighthouse by Pauline O'Brien
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Also New Links for World:

    Explore Americas Lighthouses by Night Beacons../../Common/New.gif
    Lake Erie Lighthouses by Loretta
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    The Lighthouses of Japan by YAMAYA Kunihiko
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If your e-mail does not display in HTML these pages can be accessed from the "New Listing for Month Index" at <http://www.lighthouses.org.au/lights/New/Index%20New.htm>


Australian News:

Action on South Channel Pile Light

S Channel ta.jpg (20314 bytes)
[Photograph: The Age]
[Photograph at <http://www.lighthouses.org.au/lights/Bulletin/9807/Bulletin%20Jul%2098.htm#SthChannelPileLight>]

After 124 years the South Channel Pile Light, on Port Phillip Bay is to be given a new lease of life.  The light has been lighted off it's piles and taken by barge to Melbourne where it will be restored.   Once restored it is to be re-established at at the mouth of the Rye Channel.   It is the last intact pile lighthouse in Australia.

The light was manned from 1874 to 1925 when the light was converted to acetylene gas.

S Channel ts.jpg (23492 bytes)
[Photograph: The Herald Sun]
[Photograph at <http://www.lighthouses.org.au/lights/Bulletin/9807/Bulletin%20Jul%2098.htm#LiftingSthChannelPileLight>]

More Cape Otway 150th Details

A draft program has been released and can be viewed on the 150th Cape Otway page.

To keep posted visited the 150th Cape Otway page (link below) that will be updated as soon as more details become available.

Links to this page from recipients with web pages would be appreciated. The hyperlinks is:
<http://www.lighthouses.org.au/lights/VIC/Cape%20Otway/Cape%20Otway%20150th.htm>

AMSA Transfers Tasmanian Lighthouses to State

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has transferred 12 coastal lightstation properties, many with heritage listed buildings, to the Tasmanian Government.

The Lights include:

  • Cape Bruny
  • Eddystone Point
  • Low Head
  • Goose Island
  • Cape Sorell
  • Tasman Island
  • Table Cape

Many of these historic lighthouses adjoin national parks and reserves.

This may lead to them becoming more accessible to the public and their significant heritage features preserved.

Deal Island, in Bass Strait, will be transferred to Tasmania when a number of legal issues have been resolved.

The navigational aids (light beacons) at each location will continue to be owned and operated by AMSA.
[Courtesy: AMSA Press Release]

Future of Maatsuyker Island

As you may know the light was to be abandoned on Monday June 30, but has won a reprieve for three months.

There has been an automatic light there since late 1996.
[Courtesy: Ian Terry, Mt Stuart TAS ]

Report on the International Conference on Lighthouses - Hamburg 9-19 June, 1998

The conference has just completed and I hope to have a full report next month.


Regards until the August 98 Bulletin
Malcolm Macdonald

    http://www.lighthouses.org.au/lights/

 

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Thanks to the Following People for Their Help in June:

    Brian Lord (Info & Photos)
    G Steinbeck (Information)
    David Gray, AMSA (Info & Maps)
    Allan Foote (Information)
    Michael Burke, Rottnest Island Authority (Info & Photos)
    Jeff Jennings (Photos)
    Jean-Marc Doumenc (Photos)

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