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The Old Burnett Heads Lighthouse

The Old Burnett Heads Lighthouse has now been relocated to a park and restored in Burnett Heads

The old Burnett Heads Lighthouse in the park [Photograph: Annette Flotwell]
The old Burnett Heads Lighthouse in the park
Photograph: Annette Flotwell


Last Operation (1971)

LOCATION: Lat. 24° 45.6' S, Long. 152° 24.7' E (map)
OPERATOR: Commonwealth Lighthouse Service
EXHIBITED: 1873
CONSTRUCTION: Timber
CHARACTER: -
LIGHT SOURCE: -
POWER SOURCE: Acetylene Gas
INTENSITY: -
ELEVATION: -
RANGE: -
HEIGHT: -
AUTOMATED: 1932
DEMANNED: 1932
DEACTIVATED: 1971
CUSTODIAN: -

The lantern room of the old Burnett Heads Lighthouse [Photograph: Annette Flotwell]
The lantern room of the old Burnett Heads Lighthouse
Photograph: Annette Flotwell

History

The lighthouse was constructed of timber in 1873.

It was a manned by a keeper from then till 1932 when it was converted to acetylene gas operation.

The lighthouse was been replaced by a modern structure in 1971 and has since been re-located one kilometre from its original site to the park in the main street of Burnett Heads where it has been restored.

The concrete base and steps can be still found at its original location next to the new tower.

 

Keepers

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Access

NEAREST TOWN: Burnett Heads
DISTANCE : 0 km (Burnett Heads)
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ACCESS: Public park
TOURS: No
ACCOMMODATION: No

The Surrounding Area


Features

Annette Flotwell's East Coast Lighthouse Trip: Part 2 Bulletin Aug 03

The restored old Burnett Heads Lighthouse [Photograph: Alan Lawley]
The restored old Burnett Heads Lighthouse
Photograph: Alan Lawley


Special Thanks to:

  • Alan Lawley for Photograph
  • Annette Flotwell for Photographs

Sources:

  • Alan Lawley for History
  • AMSA for technical information

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