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Photograph - 'Absolute House', Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, circa 1935 Image Reg. No: MM 107658

Photograph of the Absolute House at Melbourne Observatory, circa 1935. Built in 1861 the Absolute House measured geomagnetic elements along with the Differential House.

Photograph taken by Rolf Baldwin, son of the third Victorian Government Astronomer, Joseph Baldwin.
Monochrome silver gelatin print.
Description Of Content:
Possibly the 'absolute house' in the background trees covering most of the house, grass in foreground, South Yarra, Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 86 mm (Height), 63 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: astronomy, observatories, gardens, buildings, houses, geophysics, bushes
Themes this item is part of: Magnetic Observations at Flagstaff & Melbourne Observatories, 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: PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Geophysics - Geomagnetism
Tertiary Classification: measuring equipment
Inscriptions: Handwritten in black ink on the back of photograph: 'I think this is the old / absolute house, but / am not sure.'

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

Rubber stamped in black ink on back of photograph: '6 33'
Format: Photograph: Monochrome
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1935
Photographer: Mr Rolf Baldwin, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1935

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