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Sydney Harbour South Head, Hornby Lighthouse,
Admiralty number K2636 ... NGAnumber 111-6180 ... ARLHS number AUS-093

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Hornby Lighthouse, also known as South Head Lower Light, is an active lighthouse located on the tip of South Head, New South Wales, Australia, a headland to the north of the suburb Watsons Bay.

It marks the southern entrance to Port Jackson and Sydney Harbour,[2] as well as lighting the South Reef, a ledge of submerged rocks.

It is the third oldest lighthouse in New South Wales.[

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Album name:Clydee / AU - New South Wales
Rating (4 votes):55555(Show details)
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Active
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):Year first lit 1858 ... Automated 1933 ... Construction Sandstone Tower shape Round, lantern, gallery Markings / pattern ...Striped vertically red and white, white gallery and lantern
Height of the tower, m:Height 9.1 metres (30 ft) ... Focal height 27 metres (90 ft)
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Original lens first order catoptric lens ... Characteristic L.Fl.W. 5s
Range, nm: Range 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi) ...
Any other comments:The need for a lighthouse at the entrance of Jackson Bay was made evident by the loss of two ships. First was the Dunbar, wrecked in August 1857, with the loss of 121 lives. The second was Catherine Adamson, two months later in October 1857, with a loss o
Coordinates (in any format):33°50′0.86″S 151°16′51.61″E
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Date added:May 31, 2012
DateTime Original:2012:05:31 14:01:14
Keywords:Hornby ; South Head ; Sydney ; Australia ; Sydney Harbour
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