Lights by Region
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Signalling difficulties with distance and weather- underwater telegraph cable July 1885
Flags - difficult in calms, fogs...
balls and flag staff June 1861
Photo credit: Dragi Markovic and DEWHA
In 2009, the Department of Environment and Conservation received a $1,303,500 grant through the Commonwealth Jobs Fund to restore the key heritage infrastructure on the island. The scope of the project was to stabilise the 1858 lighthouse; reinstate the 1889 extensions to the lighthouse; reinstate and repair the lighthouse keeper's two houses; and repair a jetty built in 1958.
“A distinctive feature of the works has been the use of traditional techniques and materials to conserve the houses and the lighthouse,” he said.
“These techniques have included using lime plaster for the
interiors of the cottages, matching the original plaster finish; and fabricating
rainwater tanks and stands based on archival drawings and photographs.
The houses had been completed to lockup stage. The next phase would be to complete internal fixtures so the buildings were suitable for occupation. The jetty had been restored. The lighthouses and extensions have been restored externally to stabilise and conserve the integrity of the structures.