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Steep Point

Admiralty Reference # 1728
1960, 1984 - present

Ralph Meakins Collection

 

Photo by Ralph Meakin

Pictured above is the original Light built in 1960. Its 4m high round metal tower, supported a white flashing light at an elevation of 68m.

It was removed in 1984 when the light was converted from acetylene to a solar powered ML 300 electric lantern in a double height white size 3 GRP cabinet. (Source: Cummings et al)

 

View from Steep Point across South Passage to Dirk Hartog Island. Photos by Ralph Meakins

 

Steep Point is the most westerly point on the Australian mainland.
 

Source: Australian Hydrographic excerpt of Chart 749 -1993

 

Travelling to Steep Point requires 4WD access over sandy tracks. Discarded beer bottles held in place by small cairns of rocks are used to mark the "road".

Photos by Ralph Meakin

 

 

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