Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

Map Show Map
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Kangaroo Island Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Cape Borda Lighthouse (originally 'Flinders Light') and Keepers' Cottages, Flinders Chase National Park
Registered Name Lighthouse
Significance The Cape Borda Lighthouse (1858), originally termed the Flinders Light, was the third lighthouse constructed in the Colony following those at Cape Willoughby (1852) and Troubridge Shoal (1856). It is significant for being one of very few square stone lighthouses remaining in Australia and is the only one in South Australia. In addition, its Deville & Co lantern is one of only three known to remain in Australia. [Based on 'Conservation Plan Cape Borda Lightstation South Australia' Danvers Architects nd]
Subject Index Transport (Water) - Lighthouse; Transport (Water) - Dwelling [Transport (Water)]
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 24-JUL-1980
LGA Kangaroo Island
State Heritage ID 10399
Heritage Number 16021
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 5393/98 H111200 S53


While due care has been taken to ensure that the SA Heritage Places Database accurately reflects the South Australian Heritage Register and listings of Local Heritage Places in Development Plans, the State of South Australia does not accept liability for the use of the SA Heritage Database for any purpose. Users should consult the Department for Environment and Water - Heritage South Australia to confirm the listing of State Heritage Places and the relevant Development Plan for Local Heritage Places/Contributory Items.

In the majority of cases, the maps of State Heritage Places on this web site show the footprints of the most significant structures on a registered Place. However, sometimes they simply indicate the complete area of land comprising the Place. Work is proceeding to further refine the mapping of such places. It is also important to note that development control is not limited to the registered structures but extends to their setting and structures nearby (what is termed ‘development affecting’ a State Heritage Place). Hence it is vital that exact details of the listed place and implications for any proposed development be discussed with Heritage South Australia staff, as they cannot be deduced solely from the information on this web site. The inclusion of a place in the SA Heritage Register gives no right of public access. Permission to visit properties must be sought from the owners. The accuracy of the mapping of State Heritage Places is not guaranteed. Please contact Heritage SA ( https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/heritage/sa-heritage-register) if you believe there is an error.

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