The White Queen: A history of the Split Point Lighthouse

By RV Carr & KL Cecil


For over 20 years the Split Point light house beamed her warnings over the Strait… “in a manner diametrically op. posed to recognised lighthouse practice…”.

Then someone noticed.
“When first news of the wreck reached Airey’s Inlet on Friday morning, Mr Warner, of the Coffee Palace, galloped to the scene of the disaster with the rocket apparatus….
“It was warmer in the lantern rooms when a coal brazier or open wood fire was the light source, albeit less comforting to the mariner…”.
And who shot the duck on Noble’s swamp with a .22?
Some general history of the illumination of lighthouses worldwide, and something of the local past, within the only history of the Split Point lighthouse ever written.

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