Bahai Temple, Ingleside, NSW
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 33° 41.130 E 151° 15.519
56H E 338590 N 6271353
Quick Description: This is a rather unique passive trig point, and is the peak of the Baha'i Temple. Official Code: TS679R. Official Name: Bahai Temple. Elevation: 240 metres.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 11/9/2016 3:39:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMTE5H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Snuva
Views: 7

Long Description:
The peak of the Baha'i Temple can be seen for MANY kilometres, so it is no surprise that was selected as a trigonometric point.
The Baha'i Temple deserves a Waymark of it's own Waymark, but a summary is:
Construction began in 1957, and completed in 1961.
John Brogan (Sydney, NSW) was the builder-architect.
As a FIRST for Australia, a helicopter placed the pre-fabricated lantern structure on the completed dome. This is now the 'aiming point'.
The temple grounds cover ~ 9ha.
Height - from basement to top of spire: 39.6 m
Spire/lantern structure height: 4.7 m, 2.4 m diameter
Temple seating capacity: 600
Visiting hours: 9 am - 5 pm daily
Services: 11 am every Sunday
Parking available off Mona Vale Road.

Visited: 1010, Saturday, 9/4/2016 (on my way to a 40 year High School class reunion)
State: NSW

Map Name: Mona Vale, 9130-1S

Map Scale: 1:25,000

Map Publisher: CMA

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