Vlaming Head Lighthouse
Vlaming Head Lighthouse was built on the North-West tip of North West Cape 61 metres above sea level and was completed in 1912.
Quarters for two lightkeepers were built below the hill to the north of the lighthouse. A tramway with horse drawn trolleys was provided for bringing stores from the beach landing which was to the southwest.
The light was discontinued in 1967 and a new light established on one of the radio communication towers near Point Murat. The ruins of a WWII radar tower are a short distance north of the light tower.
In 1915 the capital cost of the lens was £5,090
In 2012 a very successful night celebrating 100 years of service culminated with the original lens being lit with kerosene.
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Replaced by light on nearby transmission towers
|Location||Lat. 021° 47' S. Long. 114° 10' E|
|Original Optic||Chance Bros 2nd order|
|Current Optic||Chance Bros 2nd order|
|Light Source||Vapourised kerosene mantle|
NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.
The lighthouse grounds are open all year round. The tower is not open to the public.
No tours are available.
No lighthouse accommodation is available
North West Cape
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Lighthouses on the Western Australian Coast and Off-Shore Islands
Author/s D.A. Cumming, M. Glasson and M. McCarthy 1995