Story: Nelson region

Nelson lighthouse

Nelson lighthouse

A lighthouse was erected on the Boulder Bank – the natural breakwater that protects Nelson harbour – in 1861 by the Nelson Provincial Council. It was the second permanent lighthouse in New Zealand. The tower, 18.3 metres high, made of cast iron imported from Bath, England, was lit for the first time on 4 August 1862. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1982, but remains popular with tourists.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Nelson Jones Collection (PAColl-3051)
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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Sea and air transport and communications', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015