meteorological stations

Letter by W Scott, 22 April 1857

April 22, 2009

9 The Astronomer to The Hon. The Colonial Secretary requesting leave of absence 11 Macquarie St South Sydney April 22 1857 57/31 Sir Understanding that many weeks may elapse before some of the Instruments for the distant Stations reach their destinations, I propose to take the opportunity of visiting the other Australian colonies, principally on my own account but in some degree with a view to the public service.

Letter by W Scott, 29 December 1857

December 29, 2008

Pg 43 The Astronomer to the Honourable The Colonial Secretary 11 Macquarie St. South Dec. 29th 1857 57/71 Sir I have the honour to inform you that on 22nd Inst. I returned from my visit to the Meteorological Stations in the northern part of the Colony; having fully established observations at Maitland, Armidale and Moreton Island, and taken the necessary measures for establishing one at Warwick in case the future Government of Moreton Bay should be willing to cooperate in the work.

Letter by H C Russell, 1 September 1870

September 1, 2008

109 Govt Observatory Sept 1st 1870 Dear Sir Amongst other letters left by the late astronomer and which I fear failing health prevented him from answering is yours of Janry 14 kindly forwarding meteorological information for which I take this opportunity of thanking you: more especially as you have furnished some information in reference to the wind which may help me in tracing our local winds.