The Astronomer to the Colonial Secretary respecting Meteorological Observatory at Parramatta
11 Macquarie St. South
Sydney May 11th 1857
I have the honour to inform you that I have established a Meteorological Observatory at the Lunatic Asylum Parramatta, and appointed provisionally to the office of Observer, with a salary of ₤20 per annum, Mr. Statham the Storekeeper, who seems particularly well qualified for the office.
Mr. Statham commenced his duties on the 1st Instant.
I have the honour to be
Your most obedient Servant
The Honourable The Colonial Secretary