Cape Jaffa Lighthouse

Cape Jaffa Lighthouse

The lighthouse stood for 100 years offshore on a reef, 5 miles at sea. When it became obsolete it was dismantled and brought ashore and re-erected in Kingston. The lighthouse is furnished with some of the original furniture and contains all the lantern room equipment. Although not used as a lighthouse , it is still in working order.

Address: 
Marine Parade, Kingston, SA
Tel: 
0887672114
Hours: 
2-4.30pm during school holidays, or by request
Admission: 
Adults $3, Students $1.50
Facilities: 
Guided tours, education program and brochure available
Collection: 
The height of the lighthouse is 134 feet and one of the few lighthouses with living quarters as part of the structure. Some original furnishings remain in the lighthouse
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Items

Lantern prisms

Lantern Room Equipment

Description:
Crystal prysms for refecting light (lantern room equipment), dozens of shaped crystals, irreplaceable.
Date:
1870

Bolts

Old Light House Bolts

Creator:
Wells Bros., England
Description:
Some of the old cast iron bolts which were not used in reconstruction
Date:
1870

Wall clock

George Firth Lesley Clock

Description:
Wall clock donated by family in memory of former keeper.
Date:
1800s

Log book

Keeper Record Book

Description:
Keepers kept records of weather, shipping, activities etc.
Date:
1915-1917

Furniture

Description:
Original furniture used in bedrooms, including 3 cedar chest-of-drawers, 3 Australian cedar chairs and 4 iron beds.
Date:
1870-1900