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Hornby Light



Hornby Light, at the entrance to Sydney Harbour, is the oldest lighthouse of the nine – and the only one built as a harbour light. Built immediately after the tragic wrecking of the Dunbar, the lightstation’s first head lightkeeper was none other than the Dunbar’s sole survivor, James Johnson.

The lighthouse can be reached by an easy walk along the South Head Heritage Trail through Sydney Harbour National Park, starting at Camp Cove.
For more details, or a brochure on South Head, phone the Sydney Harbour National Park information centre on 02 9247 5033.




Technical / Historical Details
Nearest Town Sydney (South Head)  Height - Elevation 9.1m (30ft) - 27.4m (90ft) 
Lat/Long: 33°50.1 151°16.8  Lantern  
Construction Tower, red and white stripes  Lens  
Built 1858  Character L.Fl.W. period 5s fl. 2s, ec. 3s 
First Lit   Range NM 15W  
Automated 1933     
De-activated   Open Grounds only 
Architect Alexander Dawson  Access Road/Foot 
Reference 6180 K 2636  Accommodation No 
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