“* Norah Head Lighthouse *

by Carolyn Connolly.
Gallery Photo

Established in 1903, and still in operation today, is the Norah Head Lighthouse on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia...

"...It was the last of the lighthouses built in the style of James Barnet... It is not known whether Barnet or his successor C W Darley who built the tower designed it. The tower is a precast concrete block structure where the blocks were cast on the ground and raised into place... The cost of the tower and cottages was nearly £19,000 and the cost of the optical apparatus was £5,000. The light was upgraded in 1923 to a Ford-Schmidt kerosene burner that increased its brilliance from 438,000 to 700,000 candlepower. In 1961 it was converted to mains electricity and the power increased to 1,000,000 candlepower. It is not known when the tower was automated and de-manned."

Refer: http://www.lighthouse.net.au/lights/nsw/Norah%20Head/Norah%20Head.htm

Captured at dusk, in late winter, on the 11th of August 2007...

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