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Norah Head
Norah Head NSW

Ref: 2712 Built: 1903 Elevation: 46
Tower: 27 Range: 50W 13R 15G

Norah Head, made from precast concrete blocks is the last of the James Barnet style of lights. At first glance the tower with its arches, turrets and domes looks more like a mosque than a lighthouse. It is actually quite similar to the Byron Bay and the Point Perpendicular lights that were built at about the same time. All three were constructed of pre-cast concrete blocks using local aggregate. It has a Chance Brothers 3.7m first order lantern and a 2-panel 700mm second order catadioptric lens with an intensity of 1,000,000 candelas. The keepers' quarters also built from precast concrete blocks are in excellent condition. The light is accessible by road from Norah Head



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