Hornby Lighthouse

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lighthouse in New South Wales, Australia

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Geographical coordinates: -33.83357222 151.28100278


English Hornby Lighthouse

Hornby Lighthouse, also known as South Head Lower Light or South Head Signal Station, is a heritage-listed active lighthouse located on the tip of South Head, New South Wales, Australia, a headland to the north of the suburb Watsons Bay. It marks the southern entrance to Port Jackson and Sydney Harbour, as well as lighting the South Reef, a ledge of submerged rocks. It is the third oldest lighthouse in New South Wales. Designed by Mortimer Lewis and listed on the (now defunct) Register of the National Estate and on the New South Wales State Heritage Register since 2 April 1999, with the following statement of significance:

A dominant Sydney landmark which appears to have been in continuous use since the 1840s as a controlling point for shipping entering and leaving Port Jackson. The building complex, designed by the Colonial Architect Mortimer Lewis in the early 1840s, is an architectural important example of an early Victorian public work associated with port activities.

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South Head159 m
Lady Bay Beach403 m
Lady Jane Martin Beach403 m
Lady Jane Beach403 m
Watsons Bay746 m
The Gap1.2 km
Middle Head Fortifications1.4 km
Parsley Bay Park1.7 km
Gibsons Beach1.7 km
Kutti Beach1.7 km
ms Rumah Api Hornbynl Vuurtoren van Hornby
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