"Cape Moreton Light"


"Cape Moreton Light", Moreton Island

"Cape Moreton Light also listed as North Point Range Rear Light is an heritage-listed active lighthouse located on Cape Moreton a rocky headland located at the north eastern tip of Moreton Island a large sand island on the eastern side of Moreton Bay on the coast of South East Queensland Australia. It marks the northern entrance to Moreton Bay and Brisbane and also serves as the rear light for the North Point Range. With its two distinctive red bands it also serves as a daymark. It is the oldest lighthouse in Queensland and the only one to be built by the New South Wales Government before the separation of Queensland which took place in 1859. It is also the only lighthouse in Queensland to be built of stone." "Intro Cape Moreton Light also listed as North Point Range Rear Light is an heritage-listed active lighthouse located on Cape Moreton a rocky headland located at the north eastern tip of Moreton Island a large sand island on the eastern side of Moreton Bay on the coast of South East Queensland Australia. It marks the northern entrance to Moreton Bay and Brisbane and also serves as the rear light for the North Point Range. With its two distinctive red bands it also serves as a daymark. It is the oldest lighthouse in Queensland and the only one to be built by the New South Wales Government before the separation of Queensland which took place in 1859. It is also the only lighthouse in Queensland to be built of stone.The lighthouse was established following an increase in traffic through the northern entrance to Moreton Bay in the 1840s. It was designed by Edmund Blacke from oil wick to kerosene to acetylene gas to electricity and finally to solar power. The structures also went through various modifications the major one being an increase in the lighthouse height and rebuilding of several structures in 1928–1930.The station includes the lighthouse three lighthouse keeper residences and various buildings. The lighthouse is made of sandstone and topped by a concrete gallery and a cast iron lantern. The residences and most other structures are timber framed and fibro clad. Establishment Brisbane was established as a penal settlement. In spite of the hazards the preferred access to Moreton Bay and Brisbane was through the southern entrance between Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island



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