Shining a light on the lighthouses of Sydney
Despite the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite technology for navigation, the more than 350 lighthouses still in existence across Australia’s vast coastline still play an important role. They also remind us of the history of early sea travel and their evolution charts important technological developments.
Sydney’s four coastal and 12 harbour lights warn and guide ships travelling along the coast, coming into Port Jackson and travelling around the major waterways of Sydney. Designed by Jo Muré of the Australia Post Design Studio, the Lighthouses of Sydney stamp issue, which will be released on 23 October 2018, presents moody photographs of Macquarie, Hornby and Robertsons Point – three historic Sydney lighthouses that still form part of Sydney’s system of maritime safety.
This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.