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Wilsons Promontory Victoria Australia - Take a Kodak

Wilsons Promontory Victoria Australia - Take a Kodak

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The artwork for the original colour process lithographic poster was created by E.H. Turnor Studio for the Victorian Railways, Australia during the 1930's. The poster promoting Wilson's Promontory in Victoria as a tourist destination and was displayed at railway stations and in the 'Red Rattler' Victorian Railway trains.

Wilson's Promontory is located about 200km from Melbourne and marks the southern most point of mainland Australia and overlooks a narrow shipping channel through Bass Strait between Tasmania and Victoria. The promontory was first sighted by Bass and Flinders in 1798 and was named by Governor Hunter in honour of Thomas Wilson, a merchant engaged in the Australian trade.

The Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse and keepers cottages were built by convict labourers on a 90 metre cliff on the point, over the period 1853-1859, using locally sourced granite. The works were supervised by James Balmain and Charles Maplestone of the Public Works Department, and contracted to P.S. Sinclair of North Melbourne.

The lighthouse construction cost was shared between the Victorian and New South Wales governments. The original light, a fixed catadioptric light using 32 wicks in parabolic mirrors, was replaced in 1913 by a Chance Brothers vapourised kerosene incandescent mantle.The parabolic mirrors were replaced in 1975 by a generator-powered electric lamp array when the light was converted to electricity, which in turn was converted to solar power in 1993.

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