Prism Magazine Archive

The Prism has been the magazine for LoA members since it was formed in 2002 and the first editor Denise Shultz filled that role for over 14 years. In 2016 Jessica Clifford took on the role and has continued the great service with a new fresh look in 2017.

These archive copies of the Prism are available for download for members – click the appropriate year button to expand or collapse the listing.

Archive 2002-2009 | Archive 2010-2019 | Archive 2020-2029

Cover of the Prism Magazine, Edition 1 2024

Current Issue – 2024 Issue 1


  • Lighthouses of Auckland Harbour
  • South Solitary Optic lit at its New Home
  • Aren’t You Lonely? A Keepers Wife’s Story
Prism Cover Edition 4 2023

2013 Issue 4


  • The Leading Lights of Hell’s Gates
  • Lighthouses of Australia 2023 AGM
  • A Misleading Light
Prism Cover Edition 3 2023

2023 Issue 3


  • Lighthouse Visitors – by Retired lighthouse keeper Ted Peers
  • Narooma Lighthouse Museum by Sandy McInerney
  • Coral Knight Adventures by Mark Sheriff
Cover - Prism 2023 Edition 2

2023 Issue 2


  • Barrenjoey Head by Ian Clifford
  • Lighthouse Walks by Park Trek
Prism 2023 Edition 1

2023 Issue 1


  • West Coast Canadian Beauties
  • The Tale of Penguin Island
  • Book Review: Rock Lighthouses of Britain and Ireland

2022 Issue 4



  • Gage Roads A Most Excellent Lead by Julie Taylor
  • McCrae Lighthouse Restoration complete by Mary Iles
  • LOA AGM Third time lucky By Ron Fehlberg and Mary Iles


2022 Issue 3


  • Remote Lights of North Western Australia by Sandy McInerney
  • Cape Inscription – A brief History
  • The Fresnel Lens – The Invention that saved a million ships by Ian Clifford
Prism Magazine Edition 2 2022

2012 Issue 2


  • Light It Up – A New Lighthouse Podcast
  • Chance Glass – A Family Perspective
  • Captain Napper, the Superintendent Who Would Not Leave His Post; Even in Death
  • Goose and Swan Island Lights

2022 Issue 1


  • Archer Point, QLD by Ian Clifford
  • Crookhaven Heads Restoration
  • The Life of an Occasional Keeper by Ted Peers

2021 Issue 4


  • Cape Jaffa: Celebrating 150 Years by
    Alison Stillwell
  • Grassy Hill Lighthouse. by Robert
  • McCrae Lighthouse Restoration
Cover of Prism Magazine Issue 3 2021 showing Cape Sorell Lighthouse

2021 Issue 3


  • Cape Sorell by Peter Satchell
  • Vale Malcolm MacDonald
  • Cape Byron Lighthouse shines bright on World ATON Day
Prism Issue 2 2021

2021 Issue 2


  • All The Light: My Journey To See Every Lighthouse in Australia
  • Five Lighthouse Lenses No1 Lookout Point, Qld
  • Cape Jaffa Lighthouse Museum Maintenance
  • Warden Head Draft Plan Released by Jessica Clifford

2021 Issue 1


  • Queensland Maritime Museum In Jeopardy by Jessica Clifford
  • A Tale of Two Tugs by Jack Duvoisin
  • AMSA Capital Works Program – Breaksea Island and Cape Byron
  • Book Review: Sailor Beware Lighthouse Trivia by Ian Clifford
  • Keepers of the Weather Radar by Ian Clifford

2020 Issue 3


  • Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse by Ian Clifford
  • A Typical Day In A Keepers Life by Ted Peers
  • The lighthouses of Orkney Pt 2 by Ken Ohlsson
  • My Favourite Lighthouse by Sandy McInerney
Prism Edition 2 2020

2020 Issue 2


  • The lighthouses of Orkney Pt 1 by Ken Ohlsson
  • The way we were: Lighthouse tender Cape Leeuwin
  • South Solitary Island History by Ian Clifford
  • Shutdown of AMSA’s Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS)
    by Ian Clifford
  • LoA AGM 2020 to be Held in Hobart

2020 Issue 1


  • A Look at Japanese Lighthouses by Dirk Selderyk
  • John Lee Archer’s Legacy – The First Three Lighthouses in Tasmania
    Iron Pot, Low Head, Cape Bruny
  • Friends of South Solitary Island Pop Up Exhibition by Ian Clifford
  • Ladies of the Lights by Jack Duvoisin
  • LoA AGM 2020 to be Held in Hobart – A Message from the President