Constructing a lighthouse involved more than building the tower. Keepers’ houses and farm buildings also had to be built. This 1937 photograph of the Baring Head complex shows its numerous buildings and the two radio beacons that helped guide ships through Cook Strait and the entrance to Wellington Harbour.
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