Parriwi Head Lighthouse
Parriwi Head Light, also known as Rosherville Light, is the rear leading light with the Grotto Point Light. Grotto Point Light is located 1.5 km in front of Parriwi Head Light. It is some distance from Rosherville Reserve.
Parriwi Head Lighthouse was built in 1911. It is one of four such lighthouses said to be designed by architect Maurice Festu but this report denies that. They are in a style now sometimes called Disney Castle, the others being Grotto Point Light, Vaucluse Bay Range Front Light and Vaucluse Bay Range Rear Light.
The light is shone through an horizontal slit just below the dome.
In 1911, the light at Parriwi was red being powered by a carbide lamp with acetylene gas generated on site. This was later replaced by compressed gas cylinders brought in by boat. Today the light, which shines through the horizontal slit just below the dome, is green and runs on electricity supplied through the suburban grid.
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The lighthouse is accessible from 53 Parriwi Road in Mosman.
The master mariner who was a leading light behind the leading line, Daily Telegraph 7 August 2015