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Three lighthouse keepers and their families are the only residents on remote and windswept Maatsuyker Island, off the south-west coast of Tasmania.
There are few lonelier jobs than that of a lighthouse keeper. Around Australia’s long coastline are the lighthouses that provide navigational aids to ships at sea.
Many of these are sited in lonely spots, but the people who tend them never fail to keep the lights ablaze.
This clip is an excerpt from The Lighthouse Keeper, a National Film Board Production, produced by the Department of Information in 1949.
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