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Point Malcolm

Point Malcolm is Australia's only inland Lighthouse

The Murray River was an important trade route with produce exported via Victor Harbour. The Point Malcolm Light on Lake Alexandrina (near Miningie) came into operation on February 1 1878.

Initially showing a white light, it revolved and gave a flash every 10 seconds, that could be seen for 10 miles. It was altered to a fixed light in November 1887. In 1931 it was taken out of service.

Handed to the National Trust for preservation, it is once again active, needed with increases in activity both commercial and pleasure craft.

Point Malcolm is the only inland light in Australia.

Technical / Historical Details
Nearest Town Lake Alexandrina  Height - Elevation 7.0m (23ft) - 25.0m (82ft) 
Lat/Long:   Lantern  
Construction Concrete tower  Lens  
Built 1878  Character  
First Lit   Range NM  
De-activated   Open Grounds only 
Architect   Access Road 
Reference   Accommodation No 
Sources: Lighthouses of South Australia - Ronald Parsons 
Lighthouses of Australia - John Ibbotson 
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