The Light Between Oceans: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

M.L. Stedman
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Byron Bay

Byron Bay is where Tom takes his first assignment as a lighthouse keeper, and where he completes his training.

World War One

World War One is the war Tom fought in before returning to Australia, an emotionally damaged man, and beginning work as a lighthouse keeper.

Janus Rock

Janus Rock is where Tom and Isabel live, and where Tom works as a lighthouse keeper. Janus Rock is a small island linked to the mainland, and only visited by boat four times a year by the shopkeeper, who brings in grocery orders and mail. Because of Janus Rock's remote location and relative isolation, it was a difficult post to fill before Tom took it over. The lighthouse itself is a beautiful white obelisk, one hundred and thirty feet high, "near the cliff at the island's apex" (Page 37).

The Windward Spirit

The Windward Spirit is the boat Old...

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