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Split Point Lighthouse : 07-11-2013
Split Point Lighthouse : 07-11-2013

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A plaque commemorates the centenary of Split Point Lighthouse and 100 years of dedicated service to the mariner.

Originally called Eagles Nest Point, the lighthouse was built in 1891. The cement rendered concrete tower has a Chance Brothers first order lantern and a 920mm focal radius lens. The original light source was vapourised kerosene.

When it was taken over by the Commonwealth Government in 1919 the light was converted to acetylene and automated. Conversion to mains electricity took place in 1972.

 

Location

Address:Federal Street, Split Point, Aireys Inlet, 3231
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.468057
Long: 144.104491
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:1891
Approx. Event End Date:1991
Monument Designer:Public Works Department
Monument Manufacturer:R. Anderson & Sons

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 1st September, 1991
Front Inscription

Split Point Lighthouse 1891 - 1991

This plaque was unveiled on 1 September 1991 by Mr Collin Freeland A.O. Chairman of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority to commemorate the Centenary of the Split Point Lighthouse

One hundred years of dedicated service to the mariner

Source: MA
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