Macquarie Lighthouse, Vaucluse

Harbour Trust Photographer2018

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
Sydney, Australia

Completed in 1818, Macquarie Lighthouse at Vaucluse was designed by Francis Greenway, a convict serving a sentence for forgery, and named for Lachlan Macquarie, the NSW Governor who commissioned it. Macquarie was so pleased with ‘his’ lighthouse that he gave a partial pardon to the English-born architect. Crumbling sandstone foundations led to the construction of a replacement lighthouse in 1883. Designed by James Barnet to closely resemble the original, this lighthouse continues to operate, ensuring the safe passage of vessels into Sydney Harbour.


  • Title: Macquarie Lighthouse, Vaucluse
  • Creator: Harbour Trust Photographer
  • Date Created: 2018
  • Location Created: Macquarie Lighthouse, Macquarie lightstation, Vaucluse, Sydney Harbour, NSW
  • Physical Dimensions: 7290px 4865px
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Harbour Trust
  • Medium: Digital photograph

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