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13-September-2018
13-September-2018

Photographs supplied by Heather Stevens

The plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Macquarie Light which was the first lighthouse erected in Australia.

 

Location

Address:Old South Head Road, Macquarie Light, Watsons Bay, 2030
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.850209
Long: 151.286834
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:30-November-1818
Actual Event End Date:30-November-1968

Dedication

Front Inscription

Macquarie Light

Australia`s first lighthouse began operating 30th November 1818

The original lighthouse built on this site was designed by Francis Greenway by order of Governor Lachlan Macquarie

This memorial was erected to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the light.

Unveiled by the Honourable Ian Sinclair M.P. Commonwealth Minister for Shipping and Transport

Source: MA
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