Lighthouse of TragedyStuart Buchanan
In Lighthouse of Tragedy, author Stuart Buchanan vividly depicts those events, and reveals the facts about the unsolved mysteries of this beautiful, isolated area, which have intrigued journalists and others for decades.
Buchanan describes the mammoth task of building the unique, prefabricated cast-iron lighthouse, the alterations it has undergone, the changing lifestyles of its keepers through 118 years, and how women on the station coped with childbirth, schooling and housekeeping far removed from civilisation.
Lighthouse of Tragedy is the most comprehensive account ever written about an Australian light station. This captivating story spans from the discovery of the headland by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770 to the present day.
Included is a yearly list of lightkeepers who worked at the light station from 1868 to its demanning in 1986. 241 pages.