Shark Island Light
Shark Island Light is just to the north of Shark Island, about 1km from Rose Bay, in Sydney Harbour. Shark Island is a popular picnic area in Sydney Harbour National Park.
Shark Island has a fractured history as a place of outstanding beauty but also of great danger, to both swimmers and ships. During the nineteenth century, a number of shipwrecks and drownings occurred off the island and in 1890 a white navigation warning light was finally erected; in 1924 this was replaced by a flashing light. During the 1830s the island served as a quarantine station to prevent the introduction of cholera to the colony following an outbreak in Europe. Between 1871 and 1900 imported cattle and dogs were quarantined there.1
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|Location||Lat. 33°51'17.74"S Long. 151°13'32.38"E|
|Character||Grp.Fl. R. (3) 8 secs|
NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.
Accessible only by boat. It is closed to the public.
1. Gilchrist, Catie, Shark Island, Dictionary of Sydney, 2014, viewed 25 Jan 2018