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Tales of the Cape

Intriguing stories of how it all began.

Be inspired by the rich and intruiging history of the Cape Otway Lightstation, those who lived and worked there and the surrounding area.

 

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Supplies

Supplies

In the 19th Century the community at Cape Otway Lightstation; were supplied every 6-12 months. These supplies included food staples such as rice, flour, sugar, vinegar, preserved meat, tea & alcohol, all of which had to be rationed. Until the start of the 20th...

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Washed up on shore

Washed up on shore

Due to the frequent storms and strong currents around Cape Otway we often see unusual objects washed up on the shoreline. The Lighthouse Keepers, Telegraph Operators and their families living here often discovered items as they walked the coastline, sometimes they had...

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