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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Australia 2015
Lighthouses





On 1 July 1915 the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility for all Australian landfall and coastal lights from state governments. Today the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is responsible for maintaining navigation aids at some 388 sites around the 59,735 kilometres of coastline.

Cape Byron lighthouse (1901), is situated on the mainland’s easterly point and is the most visited Australian lighthouse.

Cape Leeuwin lighthouse (1896), located on the continent’s most south-west point, is Western Australia’s tallest traditional lighthouse.

North Reef lighthouse (1878) was built on a reef in the Capricorn Group off the Queensland coast. Over the years, sand has accumulated around the structure, forming a small island.

Australia’s most dramatic lighthouse location is Tasman Island, Tasmania. The cast-iron lighthouse (1906), was prefabricated in England and hauled piece-by-piece up the precipitous 250-metre-high cliffs before being assembled.
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