The tower, located on a headland at Botany Bay was probably commissioned to be built by Governor Macquarie and served as a watchtower for smugglers and border protection.
Known to exist in 1820 and probably built somewhat earlier, the building has recently been restored with upper floor windows, waterproofing and a new door.
The tower served as a customs station since 1829, continuing to do so till 1903.
The Cronulla Beaches, a long set of beaches along the Sydney coast just south of Botany Bay Cronulla Beach Sydney Australia.
Greater Sydney Map
Map showing Botany Bay and the Cronulla Beaches Greater Sydney Map.
Photo: The tower was known to exist in 1820
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