The White Queen (Aireys Lighthouse) by R.V Carr and K.L Cecil
Since 1891, the Spilt Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet has beamed her warnings over Bass Strait.
Approximately ten shipwrecks prior to 1890 along this region of the coast prompted authorities to plan the lighthouse.
Construction started in late 1890 and the lighthouse was illuminated in September 1891.• The original tendered price for the lighthouse complete with head lighthouse keeper’s quarters, assistant’s quarters, stables and a store room was 8057 pounds, 18 shillings and five pence. (About $20,000 today.)
Essential reading for anyone with a home on the coast or an interest in historic lighthouses, this volume include little seen photographs of early Aireys Inlet and the Great Ocean Road, a detailed history of the township.
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