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Photograph - View of Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, circa 1937 Image Reg. No: MM 107639

Summary:
View of the main building at Melbourne Observatory, taken from the southeast. From the left, the buildings visible are the Astrograph House, rear of main building, 8 inch transit house, and Zeiss House (erected in 1936).

Photograph taken circa 1937 by Rolf Baldwin, son of the third Victorian Government Astronomer, Joseph Baldwin.
Description:
Monochrome silver gelatin print.
Description Of Content:
View of the main building at Melbourne Observatory, taken from the southeast. From the left, the buildings visible are the Astrograph House, rear of main building, 8 inch transit house, and Zeiss House (erected in 1936).
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 63 mm (Height), 86 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: astronomy, observatories, gardens, astronomical instruments
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, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: observatories
Inscriptions: Handwritten in black ink on the back of photograph: 'Astrograph and New / Transit. Perhaps 1937. / Clues to date: / Anemometer gone from / 2nd storey roof, old belfry / still in place above / (extensive text)'

Printed in black ink on back of photograph: 'VELOX(repeated)'

Rubber stamped in black ink on back of photograph: '6 33'
Format: Photograph: Monochrome
Photographer: Mr Rolf Baldwin, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1937
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1937

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