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Wellington / Hawkes Bay / Pencarrow Upper (old) Lighthouse - historic photo
ARLHS NZL-068

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The Pencarrow lighthouse was the first permanent lighthouse to be built in New Zealand and began its official operations on the 1 January 1859, with Mary Jane Bennett as its lighthouse keeper. It beamed its cautionary message for 76 years until it was replaced by an automated light at Baring Head to the east.
The lighthouse remains on Pencarrow Head despite not having operated as a navigational aid for more than four decades. Today it is a popular visitor destination and one of Wellington’s most important historic places.
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Album name:mitko / New Zealand
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Inactive since 1935
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1859
Height of the tower, m:12
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Fixed point
Any other comments:Photo 1958
Coordinates (in any format):41 21.5378 S 174 51.0020 E
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Date added:Jan 02, 2015
Keywords:Wellington ; New Zealand ; Hawkes bay ; Historic
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