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Name: Tipara Reef Light (new)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Wallaroo, , Australia

Location: West side of Spencer Gulf, South Australia.

Managing Organization:
Australian Maritime Safety Authority

The lantern and first order lens were removed from the 1877 tower here in 1920. The tower was lowered, and a new lantern and a smaller lens were installed. In 1923 the original lantern and lens were installed on the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse; today they are on a "faux" lighthouse at the Hope Cottage Museum in Kingscote. In 1968 the original integral dwelling was demolished, and the rest of the structure was was removed and replaced by a modern fiberglass tower in 1995. The central cylinder and lantern of the 1920 lighthouse were reassembled at the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum in 2001.

Height of Focal Plane: 52

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: Fiberglass tower on original (1877) screwpile platform.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1877: Pyramidal skeletal tower with integral living quarters.

Date Established: 1877

Date Present Tower Built: 1995

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

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