Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cape Moreton Lighthouse - Moreton Island

The Cape Moreton lighthouse was the first lighthouse established in Queensland.

The 23 metres tall structure was constructed of locally quarried sandstone. Was built in 1857 by using 35 good conduct prisoners .

A pilot station was established at Bulwer on the northern end of the island in 1848.

Cape Moreton Lighthouse Complex, consisting of the lighthouse, three keepers' cottages and associated structures, was registered on the Register of the National Estate in 1981.

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