Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Land Not Within a Council Area (Coastal Waters)
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details South Neptune Island Lighthouse Complex (including Keepers' Cottages, Store, Outbuildings, the Island Reserve, Stone Fences, Stone Rainwater Tanks, Grave Sites & Foundations of the removed Lighthouse), Neptune Islands Conservation Park
Significance This relatively intact lighthouse complex is significant for its association with South Australia's maritime history and the State's continuing dependence on shipping for transport of commodities in the early 20th century. The construction of the keepers' cottages as an attached row, rather than separate buildings, was not common in South Australia, and these remain as the only surviving example of such construction in the State. The lighthouse has since been returned to Port Adelaide (see registered place 10313), but the remaining buildings illustrate the isolation and self sufficient lifestyle of one of the State's more isolated lightstations. (HSA 2/2000)
Subject Index Transport (Water) - Dwelling [Transport (Water)]; Miscellaneous - Fence, Gate or Wall; Cemeteries and burial sites - Burial Site
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 15-DEC-1994
LGA Unincorporated SA
State Heritage ID 14421
Heritage Number 22
Section 16 d - it is an outstanding representative of a particular class of place of cultural significance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 5393/101 D29537 A2,CT 5403/521 D29537 A1


While due care has been taken to ensure that the Heritage Places Database accurately reflects the South Australian Heritage Register and listings of Local Heritage Places in Development Plans, the State of South Australia does not accept liability for the use of the Heritage Database for any purpose. Users should consult the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources - State Heritage Branch to confirm the listing of State Heritage Places and the relevant Development Plan for Local Heritage Places/Contributory Items.

In the majority of cases, the maps of State Heritage Places on this web site show the footprints of the most significant structures on a registered Place. However, sometimes they simply indicate the complete area of land comprising the Place. Work is proceeding to further refine the mapping of such places. It is also important to note that development control is not limited to the registered structures but extends to their setting and structures nearby (what is termed ‘development affecting’ a State Heritage Place). Hence it is vital that exact details of the listed place and implications for any proposed development be discussed with Heritage Branch staff , as they cannot be deduced solely from the information on this web site. The inclusion of a place in the SA Heritage Register gives no right of public access. Permission to visit properties must be sought from the owners. The accuracy of the mapping of State Heritage Places is not guaranteed. Please contact the Heritage Branch (www.environment.sa.gov.au/heritage) if you believe there is an error.

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