The Richmond River Lighthouse

mbutwell

Joined December 2009

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Ballina, New South Wales. Australia

Camera: Nikon D90
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A temporary light was first established in 1866 to guide ships into the river port at the mouth of the river which is now East Ballina.

James Barnet designed the current lighthouse. Tenders were called for it’s construction in 1878, it was built in 1879 and exhibited in 1880.

The light is the twin of the ones at Fingal Head, Clarence River, Tacking Point and Crowdy Head.

The first apparatus was a fixed catadioptric light of less than 1000 candelas and was visible for twelve miles. The current light is a 2nd order apparatus.

A ship masthead lantern was raised on a wooden structure 30 metres from this light to act as leading lights into the Richmond River.

It was powered by colza oil, but was automated with conversion to acetylene gas in 1920 then to mains electricity in the 1960s.

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