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03-May-2014
03-May-2014

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The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is dedicated to the worlds' mariners.

The following cablegram has been received by the hon. the Premier: - "Kerridale, 10/12/96.  The lighthouse on Cape Leeuwin, the extreme south western point of the Australian continent, opened, and dedicated to the world's mariners at noon to day -JOHN FORREST, Premier."  The Premier (Sir Edward Braddon) has acknowledged the receipt of the notification and conveyed to Sir John Forrest the congratulations of Tasmania.
The Mercury (Hobart), 14th December 1896.

Location

Address:Leeuwin Road, Cape Leeuwin, 6290
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.374965
Long: 115.136344
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:1896
Approx. Event End Date:1896
Monument Designer:William Douglass (Britain), M.C Davies & J.Wishart (Builders)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 10th December, 1896
Front Inscription

Dedicated to the Worlds Mariners

10th December 1896

Source: MA
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