This site, created by Pauline O'Brien was first installed on 1/6/1998.

update on 13 October, 2019


I am no longer maintaining this site as I am now putting my interest and energies into updating the data for Western Australian Lighthouses within the recently revamped website of

Lighthouses of Australia Inc.

I encourage you to visit the website to see updated information and new photos and of course, information about the other Lighthouses around our Australian coast.


You may still access my Historical Photographic Collections


The Colin Bishop Collection

as a Lighthouse Keeper

1951  - 1972

The Ralph Meakins' Collection

as a mechanic on board the Cape Don

19?? - 1970

The National Archives of Australia

thumbnail images and search hints



Information and images connected to the MV Cape Don Lighthouse Tender, the last of the Lighthouse tenders which serviced the West Australian lights

MV Cape Don Lighthouse Tender

  Ralph Meakins

Garry Cartwright

 National Archives