Story: Lighthouses

Baring Head lighthouse (1st of 2)

Baring Head lighthouse

After the burst of lighthouse construction in the last decades of the 19th century, the pace slowed. The final two towers were built at Baring Head (1935) and Cape Rēinga (1941). Both were constructed from concrete. Baring Head’s half-built tower, shown here, needs only the glass and metal lantern to be placed on top to reach its full height.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
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Helen Beaglehole, 'Lighthouses - Building', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 May 2022)

Story by Helen Beaglehole, published 12 Jun 2006