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Source of Image: Michael Tianias (Australia)
Date of Image: March 28th, 2010


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Latitude 33 51′ 00″ S
Longitude 151 17′ 00″ E
Body of water 3 km (2 mi) south of the entrance to Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour).


Date of Establishment: 1818
Date Light First Lit: 1883
Designer James Barnet.
Is structure still operating? Yes. Automated 1976.
Characteristic Two White flashes every 10sec.



The Macquarie Lighthouse, also known as South Head Upper Light, was the first, and is the longest serving,

Lighthouse site in Australia.

There has been a navigational aid in this vicinity since 1791 and a Lighthouse near the present site since 1818.

The current Lighthouse was completed in 1883.