From Dusk Till Dawn - A History of Australian Lighthouses

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From Dusk Till Dawn

A History of Australian Lighthouses

The Macmillan Company, 1988, 264 pages, ISBN 033347709x, large hardcover, dustjacket, colour and black and white photographs throughout.

Fine Condition with previous owners inscription on flyleaf.

'The story of lighthouses has always started with shipwrecks.  Since the beginning of world shipping, mariners have relied on devices to warn of reefs, rocks and shores.

From Dusk TIll Dawn is the first comprehensive illustrated history of Australian lighthouses.  From the early days when lighthouse construction was hamstrung by British authorities, through the early colonial period when each colony built its own lights and to 1915 when the Commonwealth took control, here it is the extraordinary story of the battle to make Australian waters safe for two centuries of mariners.'