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North West Cape

Admiralty Reference # 1710
1969 - present

Photo by John O'Brien 2003

Tower 11 (304m tall) at the NW Cape Harold E Holt Communications Installation (far left) contains the replacement light for the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse which was decommissioned in 1967. Two 'headlamp' type lights have been installed on the tower (one as a spare). This photo was taken at night on time exposure and we love that the 'light' about one third up the far left tower, shows up so clearly amongst all of the other red Tower lights.

Very Low Frequency (VLF) Antennae system as seen on a sign.


It is difficult to get a good picture of the current NW Cape light on Tower 11 as access to the grounds is strictly controlled. It is just that the towers are skinny and the distance away is great.

However John Ibbotson has a stunning close up of the lights nestled into the tower in the Jan 2001 Bulletin to be found on the Lighthouses of Australia Inc. Website