The Bathurst Lighthouse forms the subsiduary light to the Main Rottnest Island Light enabling vessels entering and leaving the Port of Fremantle to safely navigate the reefs around the island.
Built from local limestone in 1900, the tower is painted white with a gold lantern dome. ``The Bathurst Lighthouse was built as a result of shipwrecks culminating in the "City of York" disaster in 1899. ``The light was one of four erected between 1910 and 1912 leading up to the Commonwealth takeover of coastal lights in 1915. In 1986 the light was converted to electric operation. ``The keepers cottage was sold to the Rottnest Island Board and is at present occupied by Board employees.
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