Living with Jezebel: A Life on Tasmanian and Bass Strait Lighthouses

Author(s): Marlene Levings

* Tasmaniana

This is a true story of life and love in some of the wildest and most isolated places on earth - the lightstations of Bass Strait and Tasmania. Before their automation, Australia's remote island and onshore lights were manned by lightkeepers and their families. Foul weather, misadventure and supply problems were offset by incredible natural beauty, camaraderie and a unique lifestyle that no longer exists in the modern world. Covering twenty-two years from 1967 to 1989 and touching upon six lightstations and nine lighthouses Living with Jezebel takes us from the age of kerosene lamps to solar power, providing historical insight as well as a rollicking good yarn of one family's life of adventure, love, heartbreak and endurance. Marlene Levings (nee Harper) was born into a large, boisterous Launceston family in 1933. In 1964 she met the love of her life, Allen Levings. They married in 1967 and began a life on remote Tasmanian lightstations. Two children and many adventures later, Marlene was appointed light keeper on King Island. Following retirement from the service in 1989, Marlene and Allen moved to Swansea, Tasmania, where Marlene still lives today.


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General Fields

  • : 9780992551353
  • : Forty South Publishing Pty Ltd
  • : Forty South Publishing Pty Ltd
  • : August 2015
  • : 210mm X 210mm X 253mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback