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Pharos of Alexandria, 247 BCE

This is a fly-through animation of the lighthouse or Pharos of Alexandria in Egypt as it would have appeared when completed by the Macedonian king of Egypt, Ptolemy II Philadelphus. The animation shows the location of the lighthouse on an island off the coast of Alexandria, its three-tiered structure and its perpetual fire ...

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The Wilsons Promontory lighthouse

This is an excerpt from a 10-minute silent promotional film about a camping trip to the Wilsons Promontory National Park. It begins with the intertitle 'The interior of the Lighthouse showing the prisms revolving./(Picture taken from below)', which introduces footage of the lighthouse's revolving mirrors. A second intertitle ...

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Wilsons Promontory lighthouse keeper's home and work

This is an excerpt from a 10-minute promotional silent film about a camping trip to the Wilsons Promontory National Park. The excerpt is introduced by an intertitle 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters', and is followed by footage of people walking out of a house and through extensive vegetable gardens. A second intertitle, ...

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Palm Beach in 1924

This is an excerpt from a 1924 silent documentary about the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney, New South Wales. It opens with the intertitle 'The entrance of the Hawkesbury, showing Barrenjoey lighthouse and Lion Island'. This is followed by an elevated north-facing view of Palm Beach, Barrenjoey Head and lighthouse and ...

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Lighthouse book, 1900-10

These are the front cover and two coloured pages from an early 20th-century children's book titled 'The Lighthouse'. The book is handsewn and trimmed to the shape of a lighthouse. The cover has the title at the top left and a drawing of a lighthouse on its right-hand side. The left-hand page of the second image has a coloured ...

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Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, 1904

This is a black-and-white photograph of the circular Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse in south-west Western Australia. It was taken on 21 April 1904, the day of the official opening of the Lighthouse. The complete lighthouse structure can be seen, as well as a weathervane on top of the Lighthouse. The first three lighthouse ...

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Prism from the Port Adelaide Lighthouse, 1867

This is the original, complete and operational cut crystal prism from the Port Adelaide Lighthouse. It consists of sections of Bohemian cut crystal set in metal frames. The burner that produced the light is secured to a stand that can be seen in the centre of the image. The lighthouse prism measures 126 cm x 111 cm x 180 cm.

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'Outside world comes to keeper of the light', 1933 - asset 1

This is a clip taken from the beginning of an item featured in the weekly episode of the black-and-white newsreel Cinesound Review released to cinemas on 13 April 1933. The item as a whole is about the visit of the supply ship 'Cape York' to lighthouses along the coast of Tasmania. After the title screen, the clip opens ...

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'Outside world comes to keeper of the light', 1933 - asset 2

This is a clip taken from the first half of an item featured in the weekly episode of the black-and-white newsreel Cinesound Review released to cinemas on 13 April 1933. The item as a whole is about the visit of the supply ship 'Cape York' to lighthouses along the coast of Tasmania. This clip features Tasman Island and ...

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'Outside world comes to keeper of the light', 1933 - asset 3

This is a clip taken from the second half of an item featured in the weekly episode of the black-and-white newsreel Cinesound Review released to cinemas on 13 April 1933. The item as a whole is about the visit of the supply ship 'Cape York' to lighthouses along the coast of Tasmania. The clip features Maatsuyker Island ...

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'Outside world comes to keeper of the light', 1933 - asset 4

This is a clip taken from the end of an item featured in the weekly episode of the black-and-white newsreel Cinesound Review released to cinemas on 13 April 1933. The item as a whole is about the visit of the supply ship 'Cape York' to lighthouses along the coast of Tasmania. The clip opens with the family of a lighthouse ...

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The Battle for Byron, 1996: European settlement in Byron Bay

This clip shows a series of black-and-white photographs intercut with archival black-and-white film footage, illustrating key historical changes in Byron Bay, on the northern coast of New South Wales, since European settlement. The narrator details the effects of the timber, pastoralist, sand-mining and whaling industries ...

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Australia Today - Fort Denison, 1939: Fort Denison early history

This clip shows footage from a 1939 black-and-white newsreel about Pinchgut, one of a number of islands situated in Sydney Harbour. Fort Denison, which is located on the island, was completed in 1857 as part of Sydney's defences. In the clip, the Fort is shown against the backdrop of the then recently completed Sydney Harbour ...

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Leon Chidlow discusses the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, 2006

This is an edited sound recording of Leon Chidlow, manager of the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse in south-west Western Australia. Chidlow describes the size and location of the lighthouse, pointing out that it has been a key safety beacon for many years on a busy shipping lane through a potentially treacherous area. He also ...