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The Bustard Head Lighthouse

The Bustard Head Lightstation [Photograph: Matthew Rook]
The Bustard Head Lightstation
Photograph: Matthew Rook


Operation

LOCATION: Lat. 24° 01.5' S, Long. 151° 45.8' E (map)
OPERATOR: Australian Maritime Safety Authority
EXHIBITED: 1869
CONSTRUCTION: Cast Iron Segments
CHARACTER: Flashing (2) every 10.0 secs
LIGHT SOURCE: 1000w 120v Tungsten Halogen Lamp
POWER SOURCE: 240 V AC mains supply. Standby Single Diesel Alternator
INTENSITY: 200,000 cd
ELEVATION: 102 Metres
RANGE: 21 N Miles
HEIGHT: 17 Metres
AUTOMATED: 1985
DEMANNED: 1986
DEACTIVATED: No
CUSTODIAN: Qld NPWS (Leased to Bustard Head Lighthouse Association)

The Bustard Head Lighthouse [Photograph: John Ibbotson]
The Bustard Head Lighthouse
Photograph: John Ibbotson

History

History section is yet to be researched and written. Any help appreciated.

For more information, contact:

Bustard Head Lighthouse Association
Stuart Buchanan
PO Box 90
Samford QLD 4520
Phone: (07) 3289 1827

 

Access

NEAREST TOWN: 1770
DISTANCE: <<>> (1770)
  <<>> (Brisbane)
ACCESS: Road to 1770. LARC to Bustard Head
TOURS: Planned - Bustard Head Lighthouse Association
ACCOMMODATION: Planned - Bustard Head Lighthouse Association

The Bowton Graves at Bustard Head [Photograph: Matthew Rook]
The Bowton Graves at Bustard Head
Photograph: Matthew Rook

Family members buried at Bustard Head
BOWTON F. J. 1905
BOWTON Katherine E. 1940
GIBSON (Kate) 1887
GIBSON Mary 1889
GIBSON Nils 1896
Source: Family History Association of North Queensland Inc.

The Gibson Graves at Bustard Head [Photograph: Matthew Rook]
The Gibson Graves at Bustard Head
Photograph: Matthew Rook

Family members buried at Bustard Head
HOVELL Frederick 1911
POWER Alfred 1889
WAYE Milly 1898
WILKINSON Elizabeth Anne 1889
Source: Family History Association of North Queensland Inc.


Bustard Head Lightstation from the air
Photograph: Stuart Buchanan


News

ABC Radio Interviews - Stuart Buchanan Bulletin Feb 03
Bustard Head Lighthouse Association Takes Possession Bulletin Apr 02
Bustard Head Lightstation to be Leased Bulletin Oct 01
Update On The Progress Of Bustard Head Bulletin Aug 00
Progress at Bustard Head Bulletin Feb 00
Plight of Bustard Head Featured on TV and in New Book Bulletin Aug 99
New Book to be Released on Bustard Head Bulletin Mar 99

The Surrounding Area

The Bustard Head Lightstation from the air [Photograph: Winsome Bonham]
Aerial view of the Bustard Head Lightstation
Photograph: Winsome Bonham


Special Thanks to:

  • Matthew Rook for Photographs
  • John Ibbotson for Photograph
  • Stuart Buchanan for Photograph
  • Winsome Bonham for Photograph

Sources:

  • Register of the National Estate

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15/05/03

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