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The new Burnett Heads Lighthouse. Note concrete base of old tower to the left [Photograph: Annette Flotwell]
The new Burnett Heads Lighthouse. Note concrete base of old tower to the left
Photograph: Annette Flotwell

The New Burnett Heads Lighthouse

The new Burnett Heads lighthouse was built to replace a wooden 1873 tower whose base can still seen nearby.


Operation

LOCATION: Lat. 24° 45.6' S, Long. 152° 24.7' E (map)
OPERATOR: Australian Maritime Safety Authority
EXHIBITED: 1971
CONSTRUCTION: Concrete
CHARACTER: 4 in 20 sec
LIGHT SOURCE: 12v 50w Tungsten Halogen Lamp
POWER SOURCE: Mains electricity
INTENSITY: 55,000 cd
ELEVATION: 20 metres
RANGE: 13 nm
HEIGHT: 17 metres
AUTOMATED: 1971
DEMANNED: Never manned
DEACTIVATED: No
CUSTODIAN: Australian Maritime Safety Authority

The new Burnett Heads Lighthouse [Photograph: Winsome Bonham]
The new Burnett Heads Lighthouse
Photograph: Winsome Bonham

History

The new Burnett Heads lighthouse was built to replace a wooden 1873 tower whose base can still seen nearby.

The lighthouse is now one of two Australian Cospas Sarsat satellite ground receiver stations. The other one is at Cave Point, near Albany in Western Australia.

Access

NEAREST TOWN: Burnett Heads
DISTANCE : 1 km (Burnett Heads)
: <<>> (Brisbane)
ACCESS: Public reserve
TOURS: No
ACCOMMODATION: No

The Surrounding Area


Features

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Lighthouses From the Air: Part 7 Bulletin Mar 02
Annette Flotwell's East Coast Lighthouse Trip: Part 2 Bulletin Aug 03

The new Burnett Heads Lighthouse [Photograph: Marguerite Stephen]
The new Burnett Heads Lighthouse
Photograph: Marguerite Stephen


Special Thanks to:

  • Marguerite Stephen for Photograph
  • Winsome Bonham for Photograph
  • Annette Flotwell for Photograph

Sources:

  • Alan Lawley for History
  • AMSA for technical information

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