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Cape Bruny Lighthouse

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Archer, John Lee

Date: 1838 -

Description: Built by Convict labour the 13 metre tower was constructed from local stone.The original light consisted of 15 lamps with parabolic reflectors, consuming a pint of sperm oil per hour. The machinery made one revolution every five minutes; the alteration from light to shade ocurred every 50 seconds. A complete modernisation took place between 1900-02, when the present lantern room and spiral staircase were installed. The light was first in use in 1838, and was the oldest continually-manned lighthouse in Australia, until automated & de-manned in 1993. Inscription above entrance door A.D. 1838.

Format: Monuments and historical sites
Object: lighthouses
Material: stone;  cement rendering

Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Subjects: lighthouses

People/Orgs: Baudinet, William C.Brooks, ThomasMatheson, HenryHandley, GeorgeLewis, WilliamScott, JohnKing, ArthurKirkwood, WilliamMcGuire, JohnHickman, ArthurBridgen, RichardMcCarthy,ThomasParish, JamesMansfield, HaroldMitchell, AndrewAbbey, Tom C.Dickinson, AlbertJohnstone, MaxLander, HerbertHorne, AnthonyGothe, GeorgeNichols, WilliamArmstrong, FrankLevings, AllenSmith, DenisParsey, AnthonyCook, John

Places: Cape Bruny - Bruny Island Tasmania

Institution: Bruny Island Historical Society

Object number: BIH_00028

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