Historical Photographic Collections
MV Cape Don Lighthouse Tender
Admiralty Ref # 1774
latitude: 32 07.9S longitude:
|Built as a Leading Light,
this Lighthouse replaced the Arthur Head Lighthouse, and provided shipping
a safe route via Gage Roads into the newly constructed Fremantle Harbour
designed by C.Y. O'Connor.
|The two windows which directed
the light can be easily seen.
Thus whether ships were
approaching from the north, south or any point between, they could easily
identify their location.
|The Lighthouse Keepers Cottages
are now fronting onto a busy road.
A dirt track winds up the hill behind the
2902 saw the centenary celebrations
of the first lighting of the Woodman Point Light in 1902.
Tim Walton, the Public Affairs Project Coordinator
of the Fremantle Port, worked in conjunction with a photographer and the
students of Coogee and South Coogee Primary Schools to run a photographic
competition for students. The photos of course had to include the Woodman
|The display of these photos was launched
at the 2002 Teachers Celebrating Teaching event in the Passenger Terminal
on the Fremantle Harbour...
|... and were later featured at the Fremantle
Maritime Museum in the National Archives Touring Exhibition of the Beacons
of the Sea in June 2003.
|As the Lighthouse is not normally open
to the public, I was fortunate enough to be invited along to join the students
in my role as a local lighthouse enthusiast and Committee Member of Lighthouses
of Australia Inc. and took my own versions of the Woodman Point Light focussing
on images of the internal fittings, features and views from the top which
I had never before had the chance to see.