Wadjemup Lighthouse

Wadjemup Hill, Rottnest Island   (08) 9432 9300

The first lighthouse tower on the island was completed in 1849 using the aboriginal convict labour. Though it was 20 metres tall it was still 3 metres shorter than originally planned and had taken 9 years to build due to poor skills and the penal environment.

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Made from locally quarried stone, from Nancy Cove, it was the first lighthouse to be built from stone in Western Australia.``The lighthouse did not operate until 1851 when the revolving lamp and clockwork mechanism was fitted.