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Name: Norah Head Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Norahville, , Australia

Location: Between ocean and Tuggerah Lake.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

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The property was transferred in 1997 to the Dept. of Lands and Water Conservation (now the Dept. of Infrastructure, Planning & Natural Resources). The active light is still maintained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. The Norah Head Lighthouse Trust Board was formed in 2002 to work for the preservation of this station. Engraved in Latin at the entrance to the tower: "Once a danger, now safe."

Tower Height: 89

Height of Focal Plane: 151

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, cylindrical concrete tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1903

Date Present Tower Built: 1903

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The lighthouse is a 10-minute walk from Norah Head Tourist Park in New South Wales, which is 1 1/2 hours north of Sydney and 40 minutes south of Newcastle. There is a viewing area around the lighthouse. Call (02) 4396 3935 for information on the park.

Keepers: Bob Kirkwood (?)

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