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Name: Ballina Head Light  

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Also known as: Richmond River Light

Nearest Town or City:
Ballina, , Australia

Location: Entrance to Richmond River, New South Wales.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
NSW Maritime Authority


Tower Height: 25

Height of Focal Plane: 35

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 16 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, conical stone tower with white iron lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1866: Temporary light.

Date Established: 1866

Date Present Tower Built: 1880

Optics: Fourth order Fresnel lens (Chance Bros.)

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.


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