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CAPE OTWAY LIGHTSTATION

Location

1140 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD CAPE OTWAY, COLAC OTWAY SHIRE

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Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number

H1222

Heritage Overlay Number

HO103

Level of Significance

Registered

Extent of Registration

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION As Executive Director for the purpose of the Heritage Act, I give notice under section 46 that the Victorian Heritage Register is amended by including ... more

Statement of Significance

The Cape Otway Lightstation was constructed in 1846-48 following the recommendation of the 1845 New South Wales Select Committee on Lighthouses in response to a number of shipping disasters in Bass Strait. The site was personally selected by Superintendent Charles Joseph La Trobe and the lighthouse was designed by NSW government architect Mortimer Lewis. The lighthouse was built of nearby Parker River sandstone and was altered to accommodate a Chance Bros lantern in ... more

Year Construction Started 1846
Heritage Act Categories Heritage place
Municipality COLAC OTWAY SHIRE

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