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AUGUST 98 BULLETIN

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A new feature of new pages and updated pages is the inclusion of the location of the light.  There is map reference, accompanied by a link to the Australian Geographic Place Names (Gazetteer) Site that displays a series of maps to show the location of the light within Australia and within it's locality.

Some people found last months bulletin a little top heavy.  This was due partly to my inexperience with handling pictures etc., but was made worse by the way some e-mail programs handle HTML (pictures, formatting and links).

The newsletter is prepared in FrontPage 98 and tested on Netscape Messenger 4, Outlook Express (IE 4) and Eudora 3.   Problems do occur with Eudora and don't seem to be resolved without downgrading the integrity of the Bulletin.  With Eudora 3 I recommend you open the Bulletin, Right Click over it, and select "Copy to Browser".

Hopefully this month the heavy stuff will stay on the web site but will be loaded and accessable from the bulletin without a copy of these being placed on permanently on your system.  Please let me know if there are any problems.


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 Bathurst Lighthouse on Rottnest IslandNew.gif (158 bytes)
    The Maatsuyker Island Lighthouse is Australia's most southerlyNew.gif (158 bytes)
    The New Caloundra Lighthouse New.gif (158 bytes)
    The Point Cartwright LighthouseNew.gif (158 bytes)
    The Troubridge Island LighthouseNew.gif (158 bytes)

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>


New Links for Australia:

    Grant Maizels Old Caloundra LighthouseNew.gif (158 bytes)
    Grant Maizels New Caloundra LighthouseNew.gif (158 bytes)
    Grant Maizels Point Cartwright LighthouseNew.gif (158 bytes)
    Grant Maizels Cape Bowling Green LighthouseNew.gif (158 bytes)

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>


Also New Links for World:

    The Ministry of Transport site of Dutch lighthouses. Though entirely in Dutch it
is well worth a visitNew.gif (158 bytes)
    The Trinity House web site is a most excellent representation of English and
Welsh LighthousesNew.gif (158 bytes)
    The Commissioner of Irish Lights site features a range of Irelands lightsNew.gif (158 bytes)

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:

Cape Otway 150th Is Upon Us!

Don't forget, it's this month on the 29th!

The celebrations are being held in conjunction with the Olympics Arts Festival: "Sea Change".  They will be held on the exact day 150 years after the lighthouse was opened.

Cape Otway Lighthouse Circa 1890
Cape Otway Lighthouse Circa 1890
[Photography Courtesy Apollo Bay Historical Society]
<http://www.lighthouses.org.au/lights/VIC/Cape%20Otway/Cape%20Otway%201890%20ch%201.jpg>

Program
 
Date:

Saturday August 29 1998

Time:

Gates Open From 9:30 pm.

Entry:

Special 2 for 1 admission applies all day.

 
Events:  
9.30 am

Ongoing Activities

 

Lightkeepers Residences open of inspection

 

1848 Lighthouse Tower open
(entry by donation to FOCOS)

 

Displays of photographs and memorabilia related
to the history of the lighthouse and
lightstation will be in the historic buildings

 
12.00 noon

Lunch Break

 

Tea, Coffee, etc will be available for
those who wish to bring a picnic

 
3.00 pm

Sea Change Concert

Presented in conjunction with SOCOG
(Free Concert)

 

History of the Lightstation presented in the form
of readings and re-enactments of reports
from LaTrobes and Ford's diaries

 

Readings from diaries and accounts of Katabanut
contact with settlers at time when
lighthouse was being built

 

Koori traditional and contemporary
performance of song and dances.

 

Performance of the dance 'Beacons of Hope'.

 

Judy Jaques and The Lighthouse Band

 
5.00 pm

Meal Break

 

Tea, Coffee, etc will be available for
those who wish to bring a picnic

 
6.00 pm

Official Anniversary Celebration

 

Parks Victoria 100 years

 

Launch of the reprint of 'Beacons of Hope
- an early history of Cape Otway and
King Island lighthouses' by Donald Walker

 
6.30pm

Conclusion

 

Fireworks followed by a symbolic turning
on of the original lighthouse

   

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

Information - Cape Otway Lightstation
Phone:

(03) 5237 9240

Fax: 

(03) 5237 9245

Email: 

Cape Otway Lightstation

   

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>

Friends of Althorpe Island

The FOAI are currently setting up a web page on the Althorpe Island Lighthouse.   Anyone wishing to support this group, or has an an interest, or something to contribute towards the history and preservation of the lighthouse can contact Ross Harper at [Email Ross].

Troubridge Island Survives Yet Another Year's Winter's Gales

Erosion Has Brought The Sea Right Up To The Troubridge Island Lighthouse
Erosion Has Brought The Sea Right Up To The Troubridge Island Lighthouse
[Photograph Courtesy: Chris & Judy Johnson]

<http://www.lighthouses.org.au/lights/SA/Troubridge%20Shoal/Troubridge%20Lighthouse%20From%20Sea%20tih%205.jpg>

This lighthouse is very much under threat. The erosion has now reached the base of the lighthouse and in the winter high seas the foundations are threatened.  Chris Johnson, who conducts tours to the light, has informed us that even though the light has survived this year the sea has made such inroads to the foundations that he doubts it will survive next years winter gales.  He says that experts have come and looked at it over the years but as yet no clear plan has been resolved on how to deal with this situation.

For more information on this lighthouse and it's history see the Troubridge Island Lighthouse page at <http://www.lighthouses.org.au/lights/SA/Troubridge%20Shoal/Troubridge%20Island.htm>.

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

100 most historically important lighthouses throughout the world
   Presented by PN Hyde of Trinity House Lighthouse Service, England.

In 1996 a committee was formed within IALA to examine the preservation of historic lighthouses.  A decision of this committee was to collate a list of the "100 Most Historically Important Lighthouses Throughout the World"

Each country was to nominate up to 5 lighthouses in the leadup to the 1998 IALA Conference

The criteria for each submission was:

Age
Acheivement
Design of Structure
Location Exposure
Local Importance
Current Use

Each nomination was to include:

A Photograph
Details of Construction
Date When it Was Built
Name of Architect/Builder
Brief Details of it's Technical Equipment
Current Use

Australia submited only two lighthouses

Macquarie NSW (1818 Tower), the first Australian Lighthouse.
Cape Bruny TAS, the oldest Australian Lighthouse under AMSA control.

The Macquarie Lighthouses.  The First Tower is on the Left, and the Current Tower is on the Right
The Macquarie Lighthouses.  The First Tower is on
the Left, and the Current Tower is on the Right
[Photograph: Australian Maritime Safety Authority]
<http://www.lighthouses.org.au/lights/Bulletin/9808/Macquarie%20Lighthouse%20Old%20amsa%203.jpg>

The Cape Bruny Lighthouse
The Cape Bruny Lighthouse
[Photograph: Robert Campbell]
<http://www.lighthouses.org.au/lights/Bulletin/9808/Cape%20Bruny%20rc.JPG>

It was disappointing that AMSA did not look at our lights with a broader perspective.   For example the Cape Wickham Lighthouse on King Island is significant not only because of it's history, but the fact it is the tallest lighthouse in the Southern Hemisphere.  Height had a significant positive weighting in selecting the final 100.

Also the cultural significance played by lights such as Cape Otway, 150 years old this year, in bringing migrants to this country.

The results have been collated and the 1st Macquarie Lighthouse (picture above) has ben included in the final 100.

Trinity House intends to publish a book using the information given in each successful nominination.


Regards until the September 98 Bulletin
Malcolm Macdonald

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

 

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Thanks to the Following People for Their Help in July:

    Ian Terry (photos and info)
    Chris & Judy Johnson (photos and info)
    Anneke Menting, Dutch Lighthouse Society (great links)
    David Gray, AMSA (IALA submissions)
    Ross Harper (photos)
    Greg Mann, Mackay Port Authority (photo)
    Jean-Marc Doumenc (Photos)
    Gordon Hill, Rottnest Island Authority (Info & Photos)

    Thanks to all the people who have put links to the site

    Thanks to those who let me use their photos for thumbnails.

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