Observations

Daily cosmobite: first weather map anniversary

Weather map from the Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 1877, page 6. Courtesy Powerhouse MuseumOn this date in 1877 a Sydney newspaper carried Australia’s first weather map. Henry Chamberlain Russell, the Government Astronomer at Sydney Observatory compiled the map on the basis of telegrams from country stations. Two years later he began to publish the maps daily.

Weather map from the Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 1877, page 6. Courtesy Powerhouse Museum

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