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Macquarie Lighthouse in Sydney (Australia)

Address: Old South Head Rd Vaucluse
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City: Sydney (see more Lighthouse in Sydney)
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The 26 meter high Macquarie Lighthouse was the first and is the oldest working lighthouse in Australia. It is located on Dunbar Head, Vaucluse, a suburb of Sydney at the entrance of Sydney Harbour. At this point there since 1791, first navigation aids for ships since 1818 and a permanent stone lighthouse. The present lighthouse was completed 1883rd 1791, a year after reaching the First Fleet, a flagpole was erected on the present site and erected in 1793 a wooden tripod and prepared a fireplace that could be fired with coal. In 1818 the first lighthouse made of sandstone at the present site was built by Francis Greenway, an architect who had been due to fraudulent bankruptcy in England sentenced to death and then transported to the convict colony of Australia. The construction was done under the direction of Governor Lachlan Macquarie, after which the tower is named. The soft and prone to weathering upcoming local Hawkesbury sandstone did not last long and was built in 1878 the tower was again 40 meters in front of the original site. The architecture of today's neo-classical building.
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