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AKAROA Lighthouse

Collection | Ref # Archives | Held by Akaroa Museum

What is it?

Title:

AKAROA Lighthouse

Creator:

AKAROA Lighthouse

Level of description:

Collection

Extent:

1m.

Reference number:

Archives

Former NRAM reference number:

C254

Description:

The construction of the lighthouse at the Akaroa Heads was started in 1878 and the lights were first shown in 1880. In 1951 the lighthouse was converted from oil illumination to electric power, which was first provided by a diesel generator and later by connection to mains supply. The light was automated in 1977. The original lighthouse building was moved to Akaroa township in 1980.

The records include daily log books 1880-1959; letter books including monthly reports to the Marine Department 1893-1913, 1922-1932, 1937-1944; general orders 1923-1946; visitors' books, 1880-1915, 1927-1947, 1971-1977; plans of the lighthouse and alterations.

Records

Dates covered:

1880 - 1977

Access conditions:

Not restricted

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