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Green Cape Lighthouse, Eden
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The Green Cape Lighthouse is a lighthouse located at the tip of Green Cape, a headland forming the northern boundary of Disaster Bay, in southern New South Wales, Australia. It is the southernmost lighthouse in New South Wales and Australia's first lighthouse built in concrete. At it is also the second tallest lighthouse in New South Wales. It marks Green Cape on the northerly shore hugging sailing course.HistoryThe need for lighthouse was approved in 1873, following a series of wrecks on the southern shore. After rounding Cape Howe, northerly ships would hug the shore to avoid the East Australian Current. Green Cape was the first major projection they would encounter. Original tenders were for a stone lighthouse and rubble quarters. However, with the soft local sedimentary, no one tendered. In 1870 the specifications were changed to concrete and a budget of £17,000 AUD was set.The tower was designed by James Barnet in 1880 and the contract was awarded to Albert Aspinall who quoted £12,936 in December 1880. The tender was for the concrete tower, two houses of double brick with cement render, and associated structures.Aspinall first had to find a way to move the materials from Eden to the site. The nearest safe anchorage was in Bittangabee Bay, north along the coast from Green Cape, where he built his storeroom and jetty. He then spent five months building a wooden tramway from Bittangabee Bay to the cape. Materials were transported to the site on wooden trolleys pulled by horses. This first phase was complete in June 1881, and Aspinall commenced the construction.
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  • A long stretch of gravel road to ge there. But what a view. Great place to catch site of whales passing through on their way south. 
  • We had a nice sunny day of 20 degrees for our trip to the Lighthouse. Approx 25k of unsealed road gets you there. It is a slow trip in as it can be dusty depending on the amount of vehicles. The road ...  more »
  • Typical lighthouse on the South coast of Australia. Perhaps most remarkable is that it is located beside the cliffs being able to admire the spectacle of the sea waves breaking against the rocks.
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