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13 April 2018

Cape St George Lighthouse - William Markham –

William Markham was the assistant lighthouse keeper at the Cape St George lighthouse from about 1878 to 1883. He was kicked in the head by a horse and died before he reached Nowra Hospital.


Living and working in such an isolated and unforgiving location was full of risk. William Markham was the sixth death at the lighthouse since it's construction in 1860, shrouding the lighthouse in misery once again.

Travelling along the dirt road to the lighthouse now is a relatively easy journey, but one can easily imagine how ardueous it would have been by horse and buggy.

Continue reading about the Cape St George Lighthouse.


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