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.

History

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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Grotto Point

Grotto Point

Grotto Point
Lighthouse Track, Balgowlah Heights NSW 2093, Australia

Grotto Point

Direction

Parriwi (Rosherville) Light

Parriwi (Rosherville) Light

Parriwi (Rosherville) Light
53B Parriwi Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia

Parriwi (Rosherville) Light

Direction

Hornby

Hornby

Hornby
S Head Heritage Trail, Watsons Bay NSW 2030, Australia

Hornby

Direction

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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
Status
Locationlat. 33°48'43.53"S
Long. 151°14'46.94"E
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 lighthouse is accessible from 53 Parriwi Road in Mosman.

Tours

No

Accommodation

No

Museum

No

Associated Lighthouses

Grotto Point

Vaucluse Bay Leading Lights

Links

The master mariner who was a leading light behind the leading line, Daily Telegraph 7 August 2015

Sources

History Services Blog