Lighthouses

Montague Island lighthouse and keeper's quarters, 1878. Collection: National Archives of Australia
Montague Island lighthouse and keeper's quarters, 1878 (NAA: A9568, 1/11/1)

Most of the National Archives' lighthouse records were created during the 1800s, although some were created as late as 1968. On 1 July 1915, control of coastal lighthouses was transferred from state and territory governments to the Commonwealth. The plans of the lighthouses were also transferred at this time.

Beacons by the Sea: Stories of Australian Lighthouses

Lighthouse drawings

Fact sheets

Memento article

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