Historical information

The reef off Point Gellibrand at Williamstown was lit for nearly 120 years by a series of lights, beginning with three separate lightships over the mid-late 1800s, to a pile light which lasted seventy years before it was dramatically destroyed when hit by a ship the Melbourne Trader on the foggy morning of 21 June 1976.

Physical description

A pastel painting of the Gellibrand Pile Light made by Denise Clarke in 1999.

Inscriptions & markings

Gellibrand Light; Denise '99