Kōrero: Lighthouses

Steel lighthouse, Farewell Spit (2 o 2)

Steel lighthouse, Farewell Spit

In the early 1890s it was discovered that the wooden lighthouse had been weakened by the wind and abrasive sand. It was replaced by this steel latticework structure in 1897. During the interwar years the lighthouse was serviced by trucks, which travelled along the spit at low tide.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10054548
Photograph by P. R. Dingwall

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Helen Beaglehole, 'Lighthouses - A national system', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6654/steel-lighthouse-farewell-spit (accessed 7 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Helen Beaglehole, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006