Arthur Head Lighthouse

First tower completed in 1851 and replaced by a second tower in 1878. A new Harbour, designed by C.Y. O’Connor, was built in 1897. In 1902 the lantern was removed and taken to Bunbury. The time ball was placed on the base of the tower in 1903. The tower was demolished in 1905 to make way for the construction of the Arthur’s Head Battery. The stone was broken up and used for road metal.

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Cape Leeuwin
Leeuwin Rd, Augusta WA 6290, Australia

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Breaksea Island
Unnamed Road, Nanarup WA 6330, Australia

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Cave Point
Unnamed Road, Torndirrup WA 6330, Australia

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Eclipse Island
The Gap Rd, Torndirrup WA 6330, Australia

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Cape Naturaliste
Bunker Bay Walk Trail, Naturaliste WA 6281, Australia

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Casuarina Point
1 Bennett Way, Bunbury WA 6230, Australia

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Arthur Head
15 Captains Ln, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

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South Mole
1 Fleet St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

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North Mole
N Mole Dr, North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia

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Woodman Point
597 Cockburn Rd, Munster WA 6166, Australia

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Wadjemup (Rottnest)
Wadjemup Rd, Rottnest Island WA 6161, Australia

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Bathurst Point
Lancier St, Rottnest Island WA 6161, Australia

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Guilderton
5 Tank Road, Guilderton WA 6041, Australia

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Escape Island
Escape Island, Western Australia, Australia

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Pelsaert Island
Houtman Abrolhos WA 6530, Australia

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Point Moore
481-485 Marine Terrace, West End WA 6530, Australia

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Bluff Point
118A Kempton St, Bluff Point WA 6530, Australia

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Cape Inscription
Unnamed Road, Dirk Hartog Island WA 6537, Australia

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Babbage Island
13 Annear Pl, Babbage Island WA 6701, Australia

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Point Quobba
Unnamed Road, Macleod WA 6701, Australia

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Point Cloates
Cardabia-Ningaloo Rd, Ningaloo WA 6701, Australia

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Vlaming Head
Yardie Creek Rd, North West Cape WA 6707, Australia

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Jarman Island
Reader Head Rd, Cossack WA 6720, Australia

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Gantheaume Point
Lurujarri Walk, Minyirr WA 6725, Australia

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Cape Bossut
Cape Bossut, Lagrange WA 6725, Australia

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Cape Leveque
Broome-Cape Leveque Rd, Dampier Peninsula WA 6725, Australia

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Caffarelli Island
Caffarelli Island, Western Australia, Australia

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More history.

Keepers

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Technical Details

First ExhibitedJuly 1850
Second Tower1 October 1879
Architect
StatusDemolished
Location1st . 32° 03" 13´ S 115° 45" 11´ E
2nd . 32° 03" 14´ S 115° 45" 12´ E
Original Optic1st. Local manufacture – Catoptric using a bank of three silvered parabolic reflectors.
2nd. Chance Bros 3rd order fixed
DemannedWithdrawn from service 23 August 1902, replaced by Woodman Point lighthouse and Mole lighthouses
Construction1st. Stone tower with attached quarters
2nd. Round stone tower
Height2nd. 21.6 m
Elevation1st. 28 m
2nd. 28 m
Range1st. 30 km
2nd. 16 nm
CharacterFixed W. 190deg.
Intensity
Light Source
Power Source
Custodian
Notes

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

Access

The tower is not open to the public.

Site Access

The lighthouse grounds are open all year round.

Tours

No tours are available.

Accommodation

No lighthouse accommodation is available

Museum

Detail to come.

Friends Group

There is no Friends Group

Associated Lighthouse

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Links

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Sources

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