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Bradleys Head Light Tower

Item details

Name of item: Bradleys Head Light Tower
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Transport - Water
Category: Lighthouse Tower
Location: Lat: -33.853487 Long: 151.246664
Primary address: Bradleys Head, Port Jackson, NSW 2088
Local govt. area: Mosman

Boundary:

Refer to SHR map at Heritage Office.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Bradleys HeadPort JacksonMosman  Primary Address
Bradleys HeadMosmanMosman  Alternate Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
NSW MaritimeState Government 

Statement of significance:

Of environmental significance as part of a collective group of Light Towers in Sydney Harbour prominently located at Bradley's Head. Of historical significance for its association with navigation aids employed during the early 20th century and still in use. Of architectural and aesthetic significance for its functional maritime design and its contribution to the cultural landscape of Sydney Harbour. (Anglin 1990:3004)
Date significance updated: 05 Jun 98
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Description

Physical description: 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. (Travis Partners 1996:11)
The lighthouse design is similar to 1934 design at Robertson's Point. It displays occulting green light. (Anglin 1990:3004)
Date condition updated:16 Nov 98
Modifications and dates: Fog siren added 1906, modified 1936.
Concrete structure introduced 1949. (Anglin 1990:3004)
Current use: Lighthouse
Former use: Lighthouse

History

Historical notes: The light was introduced in 1905 as a navigation marker and warning light to ships entering and leaving the harbour. The concrete structure was introduced in 1949. (Anglin 1990:3004)

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Communication-Activities relating to the creation and conveyance of information (none)-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Transport-Activities associated with the moving of people and goods from one place to another, and systems for the provision of such movements (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Of environmental significance as part of a collective group of Light Towers in Sydney Harbour prominently located at Bradley's Head. Of historical significance for its association with navigation aids employed during the early 20th century and still in use. (Anglin 1990:3004)
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Of architectural and aesthetic significance for its functional maritime design and its contribution to the cultural landscape of Sydney Harbour. (Anglin 1990:3004)
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
The lighthouse is a prominent feature of Sydney Harbour and is evidence of its past and present use as a major traffic area. (Travis Partners 1996:11)
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Further research required.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
HERITAGE ACT 1977
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

FRANK SARTOR
Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0143018 Apr 00   
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register 4920029   
Regional Environmental Plan REP2305 Jun 90   
Local Environmental Plan LEP1   
National Parks and Wildlife Register Sydney Harbour   
Heritage study 1125 Apr 86   
Within a National Trust conservation area Sydney Harbour24 Jan 83   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Maritime Services Board Heritage and Conservation Register : Sydney Harbour19903004Anglin Associates  No
Mosman Heritage Study198611Travis Partners Pty Ltd, Architects, Planners  No
Marine Ministerial Holding Corporation S170 Register1999 Heritage Unit, Department of Public works & Services  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Tourism 2007Taronga to Balmoral Walk View detail
TourismAttraction Homepage2007Bradleys Head Light Tower View detail

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5051364
File number: 10/03713;


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