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Preparing the Lighthouse

About Us

The Lighthouse Committee, a sub-committee of the Kingston SE Branch of the National Trust of SA, oversees all aspects of managing the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse facility, to ensure it continues to provide safe, exciting, memorable and engaging experiences for visitors and guides alike.


The dedication and passion of the volunteers is evident as soon as visitors are greeted.

The stories unfold and the adventure begins!

National Trust of South Australia

The National Trust of South Australia is a community organisation established in 1955 for purposes of protecting preserving and promoting our built, natural and cultural heritage.  We are a registered public charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.

We are part of a national and international network of National Trust organisations with more than six million members worldwide.

The National Trust of South Australia manages 130 heritage places across the state, including 24 nature reserves.  We rely on the support of our 6,000 members and volunteers, including 44 local area branches across the state.  We also deliver many public events, professional services, learning and advocacy programs to engage and interact with the wider community and increase interest and commitment to sustainment and regeneration of our heritage.


Mr L C Jacobi representing the Federal Minister for Transport officially handed the lighthouse to the National Trust.

Left to Right: LC Jacobi, Jean McLaren, Verne McLaren, Glen McLaren, Marj McLaren

The Margaret Brock Anchor on display in the Kingston SE National Trust Museum

Kingston SE Branch

The Kingston SE Branch of the National Trust of South Australia originated in 1964.

Early meetings were held in various venues, but usually in the CWA Rooms or later in the original Reedy Creek Hall. The branch moved to the building at 23 Cooke Street in 1972, where it set up a Pioneer Museum.

A major undertaking was made to manage the Lighthouse as well, once it had been relocated, and today, members and volunteers are committed to opening both the Lighthouse and the Museum daily during school holiday periods, in addition to many other times, according to demand.

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