Bradleys Head Light

The Bradleys Head Light is an active heritage-listed lighthouse located at Bradleys Head, a headland protruding from the north shore of Sydney Harbour, within Mosman, Mosman Council, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is the sibling of Robertson Point Light. The site is owned by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, an agency of the Government of New South Wales; while the light is managed by Sydney Ports Corporation. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 18 April 2000.[1]

Bradleys Head Light
Bradleys Head Lighthouse Sydney.jpg
Bradleys Head Light in 2008
LocationBradleys Head, Port Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates33°51′13″S 151°14′48″E / 33.853487°S 151.246664°E / -33.853487; 151.246664Coordinates: 33°51′13″S 151°14′48″E / 33.853487°S 151.246664°E / -33.853487; 151.246664
Constructed1905
FoundationRock
ConstructionConcrete tower
Tower height6.1 metres (20 ft)
Tower shapeCylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
MarkingsWhite tower and lantern
Operator
HeritageHeritage Act - State Heritage Register Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height6.7 metres (22 ft)
Range11 kilometres (6 nmi)
CharacteristicOc. G 3s.
NGA no.111-6216 Edit this at Wikidata
Fog signalblast every 30s (bl. 10s, si. 4s, bl. 4s, si. 4s, bl. 4s, si. 4s)
Admiralty no.K2662 Edit this on Wikidata
ARLHS no.AUS-243
Official nameBradleys Head Light Tower
TypeState heritage (built)
Designated18 April 2000
Reference no.1430
TypeLighthouse Tower
CategoryTransport – Water

HistoryEdit

The light was introduced in 1905 as a navigation marker and warning light to ships entering and leaving the harbour. A fog siren was added in 1906 and modified in 1936. The concrete structure was introduced in 1949.[1][2]

The tower was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 18 April 2000.[1]

DescriptionEdit

Bradleys Point Light Tower is located on the point of Bradley's Head Peninsula and used as a navigation marker and warning light to ships entering and leaving the harbour. It is constructed of timber and concrete.[3] The lighthouse design is similar to the 1934 design at Robertson's Point. It displays occulting green light.[2][1]

The lighthouse is mounted on a rock and connected to the shore by a footbridge.

The light characteristic shown is a green occulting light with a cycle of three seconds (Oc.G. 3s), the same as Robertson Point Light.[4][5]

Site operationEdit

The light is operated by the Sydney Ports Corporation, while the site is managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service as part of the Sydney Harbour National Park.

VisitingEdit

The site is open and accessible to the public, but the tower itself is closed. Parking is available at the end of Bradleys Head Road. Close to the lighthouse is the foremast of the cruiser HMAS Sydney, a monument for all Australian sailors killed at war.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Bradleys Head Light Tower". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01430. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Anglin Associates (1990). Maritime Services Board Heritage and Conservation Register : Sydney Harbour. p. 3004.
  3. ^ Travis Partners Pty Ltd, Architects, Planners (1986). Mosman Heritage Study. p. 11.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 111: The West Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. and Hawaii), Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Islands of the North and South Pacific Oceans (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2009. p. 127. Listed as "Bradley, head".
  5. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Australia: Southern New South Wales". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 29 August 2010.

BibliographyEdit

  • "Taronga to Balmoral Walk". 2007.[permanent dead link]
  • Attraction Homepage (2007). "Bradleys Head Light Tower".
  • Anglin Associates (1990). Maritime Services Board Heritage and Conservation Register : Sydney Harbour.
  • Travis Partners Pty Ltd, Architects, Planners (1986). Mosman Heritage Study.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Heritage Unit, Department of Public works & Services (1999). Marine Ministerial Holding Corporation S170 Register.

AttributionEdit

  This Wikipedia article contains material from Bradleys Head Light Tower, entry number 01430 in the New South Wales State Heritage Register published by the State of New South Wales and Office of Environment and Heritage 2018 under CC-BY 4.0 licence, accessed on 2 June 2018.

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