The Light Between Oceans – 3

M L Stedman has transplanted other features from around Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse to her imaginary Janus Island off the coast. In The Light Between Oceans she mentions a water wheel.

“Beside its little beach is the water wheel, which carries fresh water from the spring up to the cottage…”

A water wheel can still be seen at Cape Leeuwin, which was constructed in 1895 to supply water to the nearby lighthouse keepers’ cottages.

Cape Leeuwin Water Wheel


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