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30 March 2016

A fond farewell


In a different age, long before automation had taken over the duties of the lighthouse keeper in many of the lighthouses along our coast, the men and women that manned these guardians of the coast, were held in great esteem.
When a lighthouse keeper retired from his trade it was most often accompanied by ceremony.
This story in the Shoalhaven Telegraph December 1901 tells us about the celebration arranged for Mr and Mrs Parker on Mr Parker's retirement after 33 years of service as a lighthouse keeper at Point Perpendicular and earlier serving at the controversial Cape St George lighthouse.


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