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Macquarie Lighthouse (Vue du phare du Port Jackson, Nouvelle Galles du Sud)

Jean Baptiste Arnout (Artist)c. 1829

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.

Image courtesy of the National Library of Australia

Bib ID: 2678511

Details

  • Title: Macquarie Lighthouse (Vue du phare du Port Jackson, Nouvelle Galles du Sud)
  • Creator: Jean Baptiste Arnout (Artist)
  • Date Created: c. 1829
  • Location Created: Macquarie Lighthouse, Macquarie lightstation, Vaucluse, Sydney Harbour, NSW
  • Physical Dimensions: Unknown
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: National Library of Australia
  • Medium: Painting

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