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A grave commemorates F. J. Reddy who died from dysentery while helping build the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.

Frank Joseph Reddy was an unfortunate victim during the building of the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse. Construction began in 1911 on the structure which was seen as a necessary addition to the navigation system of the treacherous North West Cape seas. Commander Brewis RN noted in a Commonwealth report that isolation, poor water and limited medical supplies contributed to harsh working conditions for the builders of the lighthouse. On 27 May 1912 Reddy succumbed to an attack of dysentery after being ill for seven days. On 28 May he was buried about 0.5km east of the lighthouse.


Address:Yardie Creek Road, Exmouth , 6707
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -21.808611
Long: 114.108056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Link: http://stateheritage.wa.gov.au/
Source: MA,HWA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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