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Endeavour Lighthouse

brief history ...

Endeavour Lighthouse

©2006 Gabriel Ditu
The lighthouse was built in 1955 on Henry Head, a headland on the north side of the entrance to Botany Bay, next to a coastal battery. The Endeavour Lighthouse is still active.

Technical data:

  • cylindrical masonry tower, painted white
  • focal plane 27 m (87 ft)
  • character: red light, 2 s on, 1 s off. 4 m (13 ft)
  • coordinates: lat 33° 59.9' South; long = 151° 14.3' East

Trivia: The lighthouse is named after Captain Cook's flagship, Endeavour.

tourist information ...

How to get there
Regular buses can take you to La Pérouse from Circular Quay. Endeavour Lighthouse is accessible by a short walk from the La Pérouse Museum. See map.

Contact details:
Operator: Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
Site manager: Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC)

Hours of Operation:
Site open 24/7, but the tower closed.
24 April
1912 - The NSW government grants 43 acres of land for the construction of a zoological garden, later known as Taronga Zoo.
Australian slang
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  • knock to criticise, put down
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  • Lucky Country, The nickname for Australia
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  • rag local paper, woman who sleeps around
  • quid, not the full low IQ
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