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Celebrate Montague Lighthouse at Narooma Lighthouse Museum

Celebrate Montague’s Lighthouse and the reopening of Narooma’s Lighthouse Museum at Narooma’s Visitors’ Information Centre (VIC) with Narooma Historical Society on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August.

“This weekend is International Lighthouse Weekend so we’re focusing on lighthouses, particularly ours on Barunguba-Montague Island and of course its original light mechanism which is the feature exhibit in the Museum,” said Narooma Historical Society President Laurelle Pacey.

“We’re fortunate to be joined by two NPWS volunteer guides who will talk about lighthouses, ours in particular, how lighthouses work, and the unseen light that guides shipping today.”

Talks will be at 11am-noon on both days. The talks are free but numbers are limited to 15 each day because of space restrictions. Bookings are essential; please book via email

Narooma Historical Society members hope to host more talks in the Museum in the future, in association with the new VIC lessee Southbound Escapes, to highlight this extraordinary community asset that highlights Narooma’s and Montague’s maritime heritage.

Google NPWS Montague Island nature reserve for information about island visits and accommodation.

Above: Montague’s heritage-listed lighthouse and residences 2006

Above: Former Montague headkeeper Bruce Conley and former Supervisor Maritime Aids for NSW Ian Cameron were so proud of the close community of lightkeepers who shared the common bond of caring for Montague’s Light over the years. The original Light is now in the Lighthouse Museum, thanks to efforts by the Narooma community.


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