Model: Bean Rock lighthouse

Lewis, Ivan
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Model of Bean Rock lighthouse, Northhead Auckland, made from plans. The body of the model lighthouse is made from rimu, windows are Perspex and the roof is balsa. The exact date the model was made is unknown but was constructed between 1997 and 2002.

The real Bean Rock Lighthouse lamp was officially lit on 24 July 1871.

Still seen daily by Waiheke and Rangitoto ferry passengers, Bean Rock is the only remaining wooden cottage lighthouse in New Zealand, with its distinctive hexagonal design. It now runs on solar power and the name Bean Rock honours a Navy Captain, P.C. Bean who helped chart the Waitematā Harbour in 1840.
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Maker and role
Lewis, Ivan: Maker
Rimu: 0 - Whole
Perspex: 0 - Whole
Balsa: 0 - Whole
Measurement details
3D objects (HxWxD): H 510 x W 400 x D 400mm: 0 - Whole
Production place and notes
Aotearoa New Zealand
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Not on display


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