Story: Lighthouses

Lenses

Lenses

The lenses used in lighthouses were fine works of optical engineering, usually imported from Britain. This one was once used at the Dog Island lighthouse, and is now on display at Plimmer’s Ark Gallery, Museum of Wellington City and Sea.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Helen Beaglehole, 'Lighthouses - Lights: from oil to electricity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/6676/lenses (accessed 19 January 2018)

Story by Helen Beaglehole, published 12 Jun 2006