Wednesday, 21 July 2010

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM AUSTRALIA

Mrs. Dobner sent me this nice view of the little lighthouse located near Port Macquarie.
Tacking Point Lighthouse is Australia's third oldest lighthouse and was built in 1879, on a rocky headland about 6 kilometres south of Port Macquarie, New South Wales. The 8 m (26 ft) round cement brick tower is attached to a 1-story service building and is located at a popular site for surfing and whale watching. In 1919, the lighthouse was converted to automatic acetylene operation and to electricity in 1974.
On September 8, 2008 Australia Post issued a set of four stamps named Waterfalls Australia depicting four falls found around the country. The $1.40 value presents the popular Russell Falls in Tasmania’s Mt. Field National Park, located some 60 kilometers north-west of Hobart. Nestled among trees, the waterfall has two main drops of around 15 meters each, above which are smaller rock faces. The Falls Reserve was proclaimed Tasmania’s first nature reserve in 1885.

1 comment:

Lily Rose said...

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