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07-July-2013
07-July-2013

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A plaque commemorates 125 years of service of the Cape Nelson Lightstation and is dedicated to the first Head Keeper and those who followed. 

 

Location

Address:Cape Nelson Road, Cape Nelson Lighhouse Reserve, Cape Nelson, 3305
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.431014
Long: 141.542369
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:07-July-1884
Actual Event End Date:07-July-2009

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 7th July, 2009
Front Inscription

Celebrating 125 years of service

Cape Nelson Lightstation was officially opened
July 7th, 1884

The Mayor of the Borough of Portland Mr. P. W. Shevill lit
the white light and Mr. W. T. Pile illuminated the red lights.

`With a flame he awakened the candle-powered lens to shine
brightly as a beacon of hope offering safe passage to all
guided by its watchful beam.

Dedicated to the memory of the first Head Keeper
William Fish and those who followed.

July 7th, 2009

Australian Maritime     Parks Victoria
Safety Authority

Source: MA
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