#3Ways ART - Auckland Bean Rock
Auckland's well-known lighthouse. This icon building was created in 1871, it is still keenly spotted by passengers on ferry trips to Rangitoto or Waiheke Island.
The rock the lighthouse stands on is known in Maori as Te Toka-o-Kapetaua (Kapetaua's Rock) in the memory of the Ngati Paoa ancestor, Kapetaua, who was marooned there by his brother-in-law. The name Bean Rock honours a navy captain P.C.D Bean who help to chart the harbour in 1840.
Bean Rock is now the only remaining wooden cottage lighthouse in New Zealand. The light was automated in 1912. Today, it runs on solar power.
This extract is credited to #AucklandMuseum
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