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Astronomical and Meteorological Workers in New South Wales


Lieutenant Dawes

Captain Flinders

Admiral Phillip Parker King

Sir Thomas MacDougall Brisbane

Dr. Charles Stargard Rumker

James Dunlop

P. E. De Strzelecki

Captain J. C. Wickham

Rev. W. B. Clarke, M.A.

Rev. A. Glennie

E. C. Close

Sir William Macarthur

J. Boucher

S. H. Officer

John Wyndham

William Stanley Jevons

Establishment of Meteorological Observatories

Votes and Proceedings, N.S.W., 1848.

Appendix A.

Appendix B.

Appendix C.

Appendix D.

Appendix E.

Appendix F.

Appendix G.

Appendix H.

Appendix I.

Appendix J.

Appendix K.

Appendix L.

Appendix M.

Appendix N.

Appendix O.

Appendix P.

Appendix Q.

Appendix R.

Appendix S.

Appendix T.

Appendix U.



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Appendix D.

Government House,
16th July, 1829.

Let it be notified that the Secretary of State has been pleased to confirm the appointment of Mr. Rumker, as Government Astronomer, with a salary at the rate of £300 a year; and also sanctions the expense which may be incurred in providing Mr. Rumker with accommodation at the Observatory.

(Signed) R. A. DARLING.

Rumker's last work at Parramatta was in December, 1828, and it would appear that he then left the Colony to go to England and get instrument for the Trigonometrical Survey.

Appendix E.

Minute, 130.

1st September, 1830.

The Secretary of State having signified his desire (Mr. Twiss' letter, 21st December, 1827), that accommodation for the Colonial Astronomer, proposed to be added to the Observatory, should be expedited s Mr. Rumker was preparing to return and resume the duties of his situation. Let the Director of Public Works Captain Dumaresque and Forbes be requested to proceed to Paramatta and examine the Observatory, so as to ascertain whether the building is sufficiently good to have the proposed additions made to it. If not, let them examine whether there is any more eligible site in the neighbourhood for establishing the Observatory.

(Signed) R. A. DARLING.

It will be observed that so late as September 1st, 1830, Rumker was preparing to return.

Appendix F.

Government House
22nd April, 1831.

Let it be notified that the Secretary of State has been pleased to appoint Mr. James Dunlop, Superintendent of the Government Observatory at Parramatta, with a salary of £300. Mr. Dunlop will be allowed one-half salary from the date of his embarkation.

(Signed) R. A. DARLING.

People in Bright Sparcs - Dunlop, James

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Russell, H. C. 1888 'Astronomical and Meteorological Workers in New South Wales, 1778-1860,' Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science vol. 1, 1888, pp. 45-94.

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