Title

Architectural geoheritage, engaging the observer and the geotourism potential of the lighthouse hotel rock wall, Bunbury, Western Australia

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Geoheritage

ISSN

18672477

Volume

12

Issue

3

Publisher

Springer

School

School of Science

Comments

Richards, S. J., Newsome, D., & Simpson, G. (2020). Architectural geoheritage, engaging the observer and the geotourism potential of the lighthouse hotel rock wall, Bunbury, Western Australia. Geoheritage, 12(3), article 75. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12371-020-00503-1

Abstract

© 2020, The European Association for Conservation of the Geological Heritage. We provide a brief account of the building stone geology and architectural development of a stone wall that features as part of the Lighthouse Hotel in Bunbury, Western Australia (WA). Our purpose is to highlight the ‘big ideas’ of geology contained in the key building stones of the hotel’s walls, which are visible to passing tourists. We also investigate the architecture, art and cultural stories of the Lighthouse Hotel and the role they have in fostering the future development of geotourism in Bunbury and the South West region of Western Australia.

DOI

10.1007/s12371-020-00503-1

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