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Name: Nobbys Head Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Newcastle, , Australia

Location: South side of entrance to Newcastle Harbour, New South Wales.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
Newcastle Port Corporation


A coal fire maintained by convicts served as an aid to navigation on Nobbys Head from 1813 to 1857. Nobbys Head was formerly known as Coal Island. The Nobbys Head Consortium plans to open a cafe here and to renovate the assistant keeper's houses for overnight accommodations.

Tower Height: 32

Height of Focal Plane: 115

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 20 seconds.

Description of Tower: White conical tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1813

Date Present Tower Built: 1857

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Nobby's Head is attached to the mainland; you can walk there from Newcastle.

Keepers: Jesse Hannell (1857-?).

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