The Community Day will also feature a virtual reality experience, kids’ activities and a BBQ. For more information, visit: http://harbourtrust.gov.au/news/2018/10/16/macquarie-lightstation-celebrating-200-years-light
ABOUT MACQUARIE LIGHTHOUSE
Macquarie Lighthouse is Australia’s first and longest operating navigational light source. Designed by convict Francis Greenway, it was completed in 1818 and named for Lachlan Macquarie, the Governor of NSW.
On Monday, 30 November 1818, the lantern was lit for the first time, providing sailors with the means to safely navigate into and around Sydney Harbour. Crumbling foundations led to the construction of a replacement lighthouse in 1883. Still in operation today, it is recognised as the oldest lighthouse in Australia.
To the left and right of the lighthouse are the head keeper’s residence and assistant keeper’s quarters. Collectively, these buildings are referred to as Macquarie Lightstation.