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Plan - Transit Room, Melbourne Observatory, 1861 Document Reg. No: HT 9073

One of a set of drawings for the construction of the Melbourne Observatory at South Yarra. The plans are dated 1861 and construction of the main buildings at the Observatory was completed in 1863.

The Melbourne Observatory Collection comprises scientific instruments and other objects as well as some documents and images from the Observatory from its operations between 1863 and 1944.
Drawing for the Melbourne Observatory showing a North/South Elevation of First Transit Room. Plan is a diagram of a cross-section view of the First Transit Room, illustrated in black ink pen, on off-white coloured paper.

Significant discolouration and mould along left hand side edge of plan. Two tears to left hand side edge. Loss to paper in lower right hand corner. Discolouration along top and bottom edge. Left and right hand edges have curled inwards.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 61.7 cm (Width), 53.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: astronomy, observatories, plans
Themes this item is part of: Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Astrographic Catalogue, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: plans
Inscriptions: Handwritten on verso of plan, lower right hand corner: "Melb. Observatory / Transit Room 1863"
Place & Date Designed: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1861

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