Point Moore Lighthouse

The Moore Point Lighthouse was the first all steel tower built on the mainland of Australia.

It is also the oldest surviving Western Australia lighthouse under Federal control.

History

The foundation were originally laid for the Moore Point Lighthouse in 1877, but were found to be in the wrong place. Following this discovery they were relocated to the current site 5 kilometres from the centre of Geraldton.

The tower was a prefabricated steel tower by Chance Bros. of Birmingham, and brought to Australia in segments from England aboard the ‘Lady Louisa’. It was bolted together on the new foundations.

The light was first exhibited in 1878. There was also a subsidiary light giving two beams but this has since been removed.

The original original kerosene wick lamp was replaced by an incandescent-mantle lamp in 1911. A further conversion to electricity was undertaken in 1958.

The light was significantly upgraded in power in 1962 when the candelas was raised from 90,000 to 320,000. The character was altered to the current configuration at the same time.

The light was further upgraded in 1985.

The tower’s day mark of four red, and three white bands was added in 1969.

The Moore Point lighthouse is the oldest surviving Commonwealth lighthouse in Western. It was also the first the first steel tower on the mainland of Australia

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Cape Leeuwin
Leeuwin Rd, Augusta WA 6290, Australia
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Breaksea Island

Breaksea Island
Unnamed Road, Nanarup WA 6330, Australia
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Cave Point

Cave Point
Unnamed Road, Torndirrup WA 6330, Australia
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Eclipse Island

Eclipse Island
The Gap Rd, Torndirrup WA 6330, Australia
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Cape Naturaliste

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

Casuarina Point
1 Bennett Way, Bunbury WA 6230, Australia
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Arthur Head

Arthur Head
15 Captains Ln, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
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South Mole

South Mole
1 Fleet St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
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North Mole

North Mole

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

North Mole

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Woodman Point

Woodman Point
597 Cockburn Rd, Munster WA 6166, Australia
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Wadjemup (Rottnest)

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

Bathurst Point
Lancier St, Rottnest Island WA 6161, Australia
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Guilderton

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5 Tank Road, Guilderton WA 6041, Australia
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Escape Island

Escape Island
Escape Island, Western Australia, Australia
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Pelsaert Island

Pelsaert Island
Houtman Abrolhos WA 6530, Australia
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Point Moore

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

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

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

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

Point Quobba
Unnamed Road, Macleod WA 6701, Australia
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Point Cloates

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Cardabia-Ningaloo Rd, Ningaloo WA 6701, Australia
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Vlaming Head

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

Jarman Island
Reader Head Rd, Cossack WA 6720, Australia
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Gantheaume Point

Gantheaume Point
Lurujarri Walk, Minyirr WA 6725, Australia
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Cape Bossut

Cape Bossut
Cape Bossut, Lagrange WA 6725, Australia
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Cape Leveque

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

Caffarelli Island
Caffarelli Island, Western Australia, Australia
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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 Exhibited1878
Architect
StatusActive
LocationLat: 28° 46.9604'S Long: 114° 34.7669'E
Original Optic
Current OpticVega VRB2-25
Automated
Demanned
ConstructionCircular cast iron segmented tower with four red and three white bands. Bottom red band four segments high, all other bands 2 segments high. Chance Bros. (2nd Order) 10' 2 5/8 " diameter lantern.
Height29 m to base of lantern
Elevation34 m
RangeNominal: 19 nm Geographical: 16 nm
CharacterFl. W. (2) in 10 secs
Intensity83,500 cd
Light Source12V, 100W C8 Halogen LP PR30
Power Source240V AC
OperatorAMSA
NotesMod:1985, ELV conversion Mar 2009
As at Sept 2014

  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

Detail to come.

Links

Historic Geraldton lighthouse embraced by the public

Sources

  • Detail to come  External link