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Meteorological Work in Australia

Meteorological Work in Australia: A Review

Map No. 1—February 18th, 1890

Map No.2—January 14th, 1891

Map No.3—March 12th, 1891

Map No. 4, February 5th. 1890, and Map No .5, May 27th, 1893

Map No. 6, June 22nd, 1893

Map No. 7, July 14th, 1893

Seasonal Forecasts




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I feel that I have trespassed too long on your time, but I have had a considerable stretch of ground to cover. The record I have placed before you—very imperfectly, I fear—is one of which we have have no need to be ashamed. That meteorology should have been taken up so energetically and been so liberally supported by the several Colonial Governments, on whose purse, in building up a new nation, there are so many claims, is not, however, without a sufficient cause. To successfully occupy and establish industries in new countries, a knowledge of climate and the meteorological conditions under which we are to labor is essential to success, as teaching us what we can best and most profitably produce. Situated within and without the tropics, with such a range of climate, from the snows of Kosciusko to the burning plains of the interior and the humid heat of Port Darwin, we can obtain nearly all that man requires. Our marvelous growth in the past is only a foretaste of the future, and under such sunny skies we should be, as I trust we are, in spite of the clouds of depression which occasionally hand over us—with, however, silver linings not far away—a happy and contented people. The lines have fallen to us in pleasant places, and truly we have a goodly heritage.

People in Bright Sparcs - Todd, Charles

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Todd, C. 1893 'Meteorological Work in Australia: A Review' Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science vol. v, 1893, pp. 246-270.

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