Blinking Billy Lighthouse

Also known as One Tree Point Light, this lighthouse was maintained as an aid to navigation by the Marine Board of Hobart from 1900 until 1955.

On February 4 1975 the Marine Board of Hobart transferred ownership of the lighthouse to the Hobart City Council for subsequent leasing to the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

The light was named after WIlliam J Watchorn, Master Warden of the Marine Board of Hobart known as Blinking Billy for a characteristic and persistent twitch in his eye.

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Cape Forrestier

Cape Forrestier
Check Position

Cape Forrestier
Peninsula Track, Freycinet TAS 7215, Australia

Cape Forrestier
Check Position

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Point Home Lookout

Point Home Lookout

Point Home Lookout
Unnamed Road, Triabunna TAS 7190, Australia

Point Home Lookout

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Tasman Island

Tasman Island

Tasman Island
Unnamed Road, Cape Pillar TAS 7182, Australia

Tasman Island

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Blinking Billy

Blinking Billy

Blinking Billy
654B Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay TAS 7005, Australia

Blinking Billy

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John Garrow Shoal

John Garraway Shoal

John Garrow Shoal
654B Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay TAS 7005, Australia

John Garraway Shoal

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Iron Pot

Iron Pot

Iron Pot
Unnamed Road, South Arm TAS 7022, Australia

Iron Pot

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Cape Bruny

Cape Bruny

Cape Bruny
Cape Bruny Lighthouse, 1750 Lighthouse Rd, South Bruny TAS 7150, Australia

Cape Bruny

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Maatsuyker Island

Maatsuyker Island

Maatsuyker Island
Unnamed Road, Tasmania, Australia

Maatsuyker Island

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Keepers

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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
CurrentTower
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Original Optic
Current Optic
Automated
Demanned
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Notes

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

Access

One Tree Point is just south of Hobart in Sandy Bay. The lighthouse grounds are open all year round. The tower is not open to the public.

Tours

No tours are available.

Accommodation

No lighthouse accommodation is available