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Moore Point Lighthouse

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Published June 10th 2012
Point Moore Lighthouse was the first all steel structure lighthouse built in Australia and is also the oldest surviving Commonwealth lighthouse in Western Australia.

The tower was shipped out in pieces from Birmingham, England and bolted onto the foundations.

The kerosene wick lamp first being ignited in 1878, this lamp was replaced in 1911 by an incandescent lamp.

Electricity was brought to the tower in 1958, and the lamps were converted to electric, with subsequent upgrades to boost the power of the light in 1962 and 1985. If there should be a power outage, a diesel powered generator is at the ready on standby.

The tower stands 35 metres tall and with its prominent Red and White bands, which were first painted in 1969 make it most noticeable from sea and along the coast.

The light projected from the lamp has a range of 23 nautical miles (24 kilometres) and flash every 10 seconds
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