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Name: Shortland Bluff Rear Light  

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Also known as: Port Phillip Heads High Light

Also known as: Black Lighthouse, Queenscliff High Light

Nearest Town or City:
Queenscliff, Victoria, , Australia

Location: Fort Queenscliff, Port Phillip Heads, entrance to Port Phillip Bay.

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Photo: Nancy J. Rau

Managing Organization:
Port of Melbourne Corporation


This lighthouse is on the grounds of the Fort Queenscliff Museum.

Tower Height: 82

Height of Focal Plane: 130

Characteristic and Range: White light, fixed or occulting 2.5 s every 15 s, depending on direction.

Description of Tower: Conical bluestone tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1843: Sandstone tower.

Date Established: 1843

Date Present Tower Built: 1862

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.


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