Beacons by the Sea: Stories of Australian Lighthouses

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Beacons by the Sea: Stories of Australian Lighthouses


Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum

Lighthouses are unique, romantic, and an intimate part of Australia's maritime heritage. They have inspired and are admired by many.

Beacons by The Sea presents a collection of records, photographs and memorabilia of lighthouses and their keepers from the late 1800s to the 1970s, whilst highlighting the role of lighthouses from the most obvious, guiding ships; to their less well-known part in the unification of Australia under Federation.

A National Archives of Australia touring exhibition, assisted by the Australian Government Program Visions of Australia.

Image: Lighthouse keeper Mr Salchany signals a passing ship, Neptune Island, South Australia, 1963 NAA: A1200, L43685

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