Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Kangaroo Island Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Tower (excluding modern lantern), Cape Willoughby Conservation Park
Registered Name Lighthouse Base
Significance The Cape Willoughby Lighthouse was the first lighthouse to be built in South Australia. It was named the Sturt Light after the noted explorer Capt. Charles Sturt and first exhibited on 10 January 1852. Its construction signified the vital importance of shipping to the colony's economy. The mechanism for the light was brought out from England. (Kangaroo Island Heritage Survey 1991)
Subject Index Transport (Water) - Lighthouse
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 10391
Heritage Number 16048
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 6032/994 H110200 S412


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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