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Photograph - Great Melbourne Telescope, Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, circa 1875 Image Reg. No: MM 107138

Summary:
Photograph of the Great Melbourne Telescope House at Melbourne Observatory, by Charles Nettleton, circa 1875.

The photograph has been taken from the roof of the main Melbourne Observatory building, looking towards Melbourne.
Description:
Albumen photograph mounted on card
Description Of Content:
Melbourne Observatory showing Great Melbourne Telescope House and surrounding gardens.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victoria: Local Government Department Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 131 mm (Height), 201 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: actual photograph dimensions

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Tagged with: astronomy, observatories, telescopes, gardens, trees
Themes this item is part of: Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, 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, Engineering Collection, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: telescopes
Original Caption: Melbourne Observatory
Inscriptions: Printed in gold below the photograph on the mount on the front: 'C.NETTLETON PHOTO / Copyright Registered / MELBOURNE / Observatory'
Hand written in blue ink bottom left on the back: 'Donated by Mrs Alla Weston / 65 Watts St / Box Hill 12.6.85'
Format: Photograph: Monochrome
Photographer: Mr Charles Nettleton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1875
Place Depicted: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1875

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