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First lighthouse at Pencarrow Head


The first lighthouse at Pencarrow Head, built about 1852, was actually just the lighthouse keeper's house with a lamp in the window. The first lighthouse keeper at Pencarrow was George Bennett.

This drawing was published in Transactions of NZ Institute, 1924.


Alexander Turnbull Library,
Reference: A-032-012
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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