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Bradleys Head Light
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Bradleys Head Light in 2008

Location in Greater Metropolitan Sydney

Location Bradleys Head, Port Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°51′13″S 151°14′48″E / 33.853487°S 151.246664°E / -33.853487; 151.246664Coordinates: 33°51′13″S 151°14′48″E / 33.853487°S 151.246664°E / -33.853487; 151.246664
Year first constructed 1905
Foundation Rock
Construction Concrete tower
Tower shape Cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern White tower and lantern
Height 6.1 metres (20 ft)
Focal height 6.7 metres (22 ft)
Range 11 kilometres (6 nmi)
Characteristic Oc. G 3s.
Fog signal blast every 30s (bl. 10s, si. 4s, bl. 4s, si. 4s, bl. 4s, si. 4s)
Admiralty number K2662
NGA number 111-6216
ARLHS number AUS-243

The Bradleys Head Light is an active heritage-listed lighthouse located at Bradleys Head, a headland protruding from the north shore of Sydney Harbour, within Mosman, Mosman Council, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is the sibling of Robertson Point Light. The site is owned by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, an agency of the Government of New South Wales; while the light is managed by Sydney Ports Corporation. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 18 April 2000.

History

The light was introduced in 1905 as a navigation marker and warning light to ships entering and leaving the harbour. A fog siren was added in 1906 and modified in 1936. The concrete structure was introduced in 1949.

The tower was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 18 April 2000.

Description

Bradleys Point Light Tower is located on the point of Bradley's Head Peninsula and used as a navigation marker and warning light to ships entering and leaving the harbour. It is constructed of timber and concrete. The lighthouse design is similar to 1934 design at Robertson's Point. It displays occulting green light.

The lighthouse is mounted on a rock and connected to the shore by a footbridge.

The light characteristic shown is a green occulting light with a cycle of three seconds (Oc.G. 3s), the same as Robertson Point Light.

Site operation

The light is operated by the Sydney Ports Corporation, while the site is managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service as part of the Sydney Harbour National Park.

Visiting

The site is open and accessible to the public, but the tower itself is closed. Parking is available at the end of Bradleys Head Road. Close to the lighthouse is the foremast of the cruiser HMAS Sydney, a monument for all Australian sailors killed at war.

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