Bradleys Head Lighthouse

Bradley’s Head was named after William Bradley, an officer on the Sirius, guard ship of the First Fleet.

In 1905, due to numerous accidents, a small lighthouse, was built at the tip of Bradley’s Head. It was the first precast concrete lighthouse in Australia.

 

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Bradleys Head

Bradleys Head
Bradleys Head
Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia
Bradleys Head
Direction

Robertsons Point

Robertsons Point
Robertsons Point
Athol Wharf Rd, Cremorne Point NSW 2088, Australia
Robertsons Point
Direction

Shark Island

Shark Island
Shark Island
Shark Island, New South Wales, Australia
Shark Island
Direction

Fort Denison

Fort Denison
Fort Denison
1d Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Fort Denison
Direction

Keepers

We need your help in compiling a list of keepers for this lighthouse. If you have any information then send it to keeper@lighthouses.org.au.

Please include this lighthouse’s name, the keepers full name and what years they were keepers. Also include the same information for any other lights they were on.

Technical Details

First Exhibited
Permanent Tower
Current Tower
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Location
Original Optic
Current Optic
Automated
Demanned
Construction
Height
Elevation
Range
Character
Intensity
Light Source
Power Source
Operator
Custodian
Notes

  NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.

Access

The Bradleys Head Light Tower is located within the Sydney Harbour National Park. You can take a stroll from the Taronga Zoo Wharf or drive down Bradley Head Road. In addition to the lighthouse you can explore the 1839 gun emplacements and the mast from HMAS Sydney.

Site Access

The tower itself is not open.

Tours

No

Accommodation

No

Museum

No

Associated Lighthouses

Robertson Point Lighthouse 

Links

The modern role of Sydney Harbour lighthouses – Daily Telegraph November 8, 2017