Kōrero: Taranaki places

Cape Egmont lighthouse

Cape Egmont lighthouse

The 20-metre cast-iron tower of Cape Egmont lighthouse stands on the westernmost point of Taranaki. Manufactured in Britain in 1864, it was originally erected on Mana Island near Wellington in 1865, and was moved to Cape Egmont in 1881. The keepers lived alongside the lighthouse until it was automated in 1986. The original lens has been re-installed in a replica – but non-functioning – tower, built at the nearby Cape Egmont Boating Club.

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Photograph by Caren Wilton

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - Cape Egmont', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25900/cape-egmont-lighthouse (accessed 20 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Ron Lambert, updated 7 Sep 2016