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ADELAIDE OBSERVATORY Its History And Work FOUNDED BY SIR CHARLES TODD

23 April 1932, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), page 9

…Amongst the best temperature recordings taken anywhere in the world were the recordings taken at the West Terrace Adelaide observatory by the scientist, astronomer , meteorologist and pioneer of Australian post and telegraph , Sir Charles Todd K.C.M.G.    M.A. F.R.S F.R.A.S. F.R.M.S F.S.T.E.…

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RETIREMENT OF SIR CHARLES TODD. A GRAND OLD PUBLIC SERVANT.

1 December 1906, Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), page 41

…Amongst the best temperature recordings taken anywhere in the world were the recordings taken at the West Terrace Adelaide observatory by the scientist, astronomer , meteorologist and pioneer of Australian post and telegraph , Sir Charles Todd K.C.M.G.    M.A. F.R.S F.R.A.S. F.R.M.S F.S.T.E.…

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MONDAY, JUKE 5, 1893.

5 June 1893, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), page 4

…Amongst the best temperature recordings taken anywhere in the world were the recordings taken at the West Terrace Adelaide observatory by the scientist, astronomer , meteorologist and pioneer of Australian post and telegraph , Sir Charles Todd K.C.M.G.    M.A. F.R.S F.R.A.S. F.R.M.S F.S.T.E.…

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Seaplane Tragedy: Recovering the Wreckage: Heat Wave Continues: Weather Bureau Operations

9 January 1930, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), page 16

…  Source: National Library of Australia — article/29002009 The modern Adelaide screen at Kent Town may have the opposite problem. The sloped windows on the front of the BOM building may be warming the area via reflection from the sun. While you ponder the effects of shadows and reflections near Stevenson screen boxes, notice that May 1910 is missing from both the minimum and maximum BOM West Terrace raw data. May 1910 was a warm month. With so many different thermometers in that same place it is known. It is possible to see this because the BOM is not the only keeper of records. “The month has been very mild, the mean…

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WEATHER IN MAY. MILD AND WET MONTH.

1 June 1910, The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), page 8

…The Fahrenheit temperatures above would have come from the Greenwich/Glaisher stand. National Library of Australia What else may be forgotten each time we hear “since records began”? “Todd’s meteorological plan, which he had submitted in 1856, depended on a network of observation stations which were required to report daily to the observatory. The telegraph system was the answer; he trained his own observers, including interested private individuals. Growth was slow initially and it was not until 1860 that the observatory was ready with the necessary instruments and fourteen selected stations. As the telegraph system expanded so did the meteorological stations, with a greater impetus ten years later when post offices came under Todd’s control.” http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/todd-sir-charles-4727…

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THE HEAT WAVE.

6 January 1906, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954), page 4

THE HEAT WAVE. 1906 The heat continues, and today promises to be a record hot day. At 8 o’clock this morning’ the mercury had reached l00 degrees. Yesterday the highest shade temperature was l09 degrees, while during last night the temperature, as on the previous night, did not descend below 83 degrees. The sky is a glaring wisteria blue, with not a cloud to break it, and there is little sign of a change. The only consolation citizens have is the knowledge that in Adelaide the people are experiencing even a hotter stretch of real scorchers. Yesterday in Adelaide the shade temperature rose to…

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IMAGINARY CHANGES OF CLIMATE. (Pall Mall Gazette.)

10 January 1871, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), page 4

…The language hints to the time this was penned, Jan 1871 And this from the BoM’s education pages . It is not unusual in summer for southeastern Australia to experience a run of temperatures above 100°F (37.8°C), especially inland. However, two heat-waves stand out. The period between 13 and 20 January 1908 remains the most sustained hot spell in Melbourne’s history. For five consecutive days (16th-20th) the temperature exceeded 40°C (with 39.9°C on the 15th), peaking at 44.2°C on the 17th. There was little wind until the approach of a cool change on the last day – just hot, still conditions, with no relief from sea breezes. In an era without…

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JANUARY WEATHER. NOTES BY SIR CHARLES TODD.

18 February 1904, The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), page 6

…Peter C May I suggest you make a table like this one. Here From a table like this one it can be quickly seen that Adelaide needs to have a lot more heat to not be called a “Cool January” by Sir Charles Todd.…

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New Heat Record For City—117.7

12 January 1939, News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954), page 1

…Steve B As Ian said both 47.6C(117.7F)and 46.1C are the record 47.6 if measured in the old box and 46.1 if measured in the new. Here it is in the newspaper http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/132166179 ?…

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THE HOME OF THE HOT WINDS. (From the South Australian Register, February 25)

11 March 1864, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 5

…Ben the latest news from 1864 is that the hot wind there is a cyclic/periodic phenomenon. You may enjoy reading this. http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/13094830?zoomLevel=6 Report this 0 0…