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Nobbys Lighthouse Headland & Breakwater (Coal Rover Precinct)

Item details

Name of item: Nobbys Lighthouse Headland & Breakwater (Coal Rover Precinct)
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Water
Category: Lighthouse Tower
Primary address: Nobbys Road, Newcastle East, NSW 2300
Parish: LEP
Local govt. area: Newcastle


Por 2613 N 57842111 Pt R 88721
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Nobbys RoadNewcastle EastNewcastleLEP Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The light keepers quarters originally provided were demolished when the light was converted to electrical power and automatic operation in 1935.
Date significance updated: 04 Dec 12
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Physical description: Semi circular tower of dressed sandstone rising 16ft 9ins. from ground level to support a 12 sided lantern of metal and glass. Nobbys light had visibility range of 24 nautical miles. Architect - Alexander Dawson. Breakwater completed in1846.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan A515 Jun 12 64 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Newcastle Heritage Study1990241Unknown  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2170241
File number: 241

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