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Name: Hornby Light  

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Also known as: South Head Lower Light

Nearest Town or City:
Sydney, , Australia

Location: South Head, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Sydney Ports


This lighthouse is within Sydney Harbour National Park. National Parks and Wildlife Service restored the lighthouse and other buildings starting in 1977.

Tower Height: 30

Height of Focal Plane: 90

Characteristic and Range: Long white flash every 5 seconds; range 15 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical sandstone tower with vertical red and white stripes.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
At least two one-story keeper's houses, used as Army housing WW II through 1977.

Date Established: 1858

Date Present Tower Built: 1858

Date Automated: 1933

Optics: 1858: First order Fresnel lens. 1948: New ? order lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Keepers: Henry Johnson (1858-?)

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