Historical Photographic Collections
MV Cape Don Lighthouse Tender
Historical Photographic Collection
of Lighthouse Images
The Lyndon O'Grady Collection
|Lyndon currently works with
AMSA in the Navigation Safety area. His job involves auditing AMS' work on
the lights throughout Australia, this often means travelling with the
AMS team to
the more remote sites. The photos are taken by Lyndon for his own personal
interest during these audits. Lyndon has also travelled on a number of the
Cape ships (Lighthouse Tenders) as well, including the
MV Cape Don which
is currently being restored at Ball's Head in Sydney.
Lyndon found the collection of Ralph Meakins'
slides within this website and asked if I would be interested in more
photos of West Australian lights. I was delighted to answer yes, as I am
now able to show viewers of this website more of the off shore lights
which are beyond the normal traveller's reach.
The added bonus is that I am able to
showcase the light in some cases currently at a location alongside
images from other collections of the original Lights/Towers which have since been replaced with newer technology,
especially following the automation and the demanning of lights.
Lyndon now sends me a couple of photos
every so often, so be sure to bookmark this page and come back again to
see what new ones have been added.
Below are lists of the
range of Lighthouses covered in Lyndon's photographs so far. When you click onto a
link, it will take you to a page with images and historical information about that Light. There may also be
images sourced from elsewhere on that page. Much of the background information
about these lights are taken from a publication Lighthouses on the Western
Australian coast and offshore islands by DA Cumming, M Glasson, & M
McCarthy published by the Western Australian Maritime Museum in 1995. (NB: Where
specific details are quoted from this resource, they will be acknowledged with Ref:
Cumming et al)