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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.

Location

Address:Cape Nelson Lighthouse 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 Martime Safety Authority
Parks Victoria

Source: MA
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