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Name: Tipara Reef Light (old)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Wallaroo, , Australia

Location: Originally on reef southwest of Wallaroo.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum


The lantern and first order lens were removed from the 1877 tower here in 1920. The tower was lowered, and a new lantern and a smaller lens were installed. In 1923 the original lantern and lens were installed on the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse; today they are on a "faux" lighthouse at the Hope Cottage Museum in Kingscote. In 1968 the original integral dwelling was demolished, and the rest of the structure was was removed and replaced by a modern fiberglass tower in 1995. The central cylinder and lantern of the 1920 lighthouse were reassembled at the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum in 2001.

Description of Tower: White, cylindrical cast iron tower.

This light is not operational

Date Present Tower Built: 1920

Current Use: Museum display.

Open To Public? Grounds only.


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