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



Address:Cape Nelson Road, Cape Nelson Lighhouse Reserve, Portland West, 3305
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.431014
Long: 141.542369
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Actual Event Start Date:07-July-1884
Actual Event End Date:07-July-2009


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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