Geraldton’s Point Moore lighthouse to get internal makeover

Geraldton Guardian
The Point Moore Lighthouse has been operating since 1878.
Camera IconThe Point Moore Lighthouse has been operating since 1878. Credit: Francesca Mann,The Geraldton Guardian

Geraldton’s Point Moore lighthouse is about to receive an internal makeover following recent works to repaint its exterior.

The project, which is being overseen by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, will include the refurbishment of the lantern room and a full internal repaint involving the removal of lead coating.

The work is expected to take several months to complete.

The 30-metre tall lighthouse, built in 1876, was the first in Australia to be made entirely of steel.

It was prefabricated in London before being shipped to Australia, where it was assembled on site from 192 parts.

Upgrades over the years have included the replacement of the original kerosene wick lamp to an incandescent mantle in 1911.

The light was converted to electricity in 1958.

The iconic white and red striped bands were first painted in 1969.

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