Series S4145 - METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS (BOTANICAL GARDENS, PERTH)

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AU WA S4145

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METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS (BOTANICAL GARDENS, PERTH)

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  • 1880-01-01 - 1900-12-31 (Accumulation)
  • 1876-01-01 - 1900-12-31 (Creation)

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AU WA A1150 - METEOROLOGICAL BRANCH (1876-01-01 - 1896-01-01)

Administrative history

A Meteorological Branch was established in Western Australia as part of the Crown Land and Survey's Department in 1876. This branch was responsible for meteorology in WA.

Official rainfall records for Perth commenced in 1876. By the end of 1877, there were 11 stations recording rainfall. By 1888, the number of rainfall gauges had increased to 103 and by 1925 the number had risen to 1000 rainfall gauges covering two-thirds of the State.

In 1896, responsibility for meteorology was transferred to the newly established Government Astronomer. In 1908, all State meteorological functions were transferred to Commonwealth control under the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

Name of creator

AU WA A1005 - PERTH OBSERVATORY (1896-01-01 -)

Administrative history

A Government Astronomer was first appointed in 1896. Shortly after that the foundation stone for an Observatory was laid. This building was opened at Mt Eliza in 1900. The Observatory remained there until 1966 when a new Observatory was opened at Bickley Brook.

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These journals record the following meteorological information: date, barometrical readings (9am and 12pm), thermometer readings, wind direction, rain, cloud cover, state of sea and general remarks.

(The journals in this Record Series were previously listed at the State Records Office at reference: AN 189; Accession 1270).

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Open

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1876-01-01 -

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1897-01-01 -

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Archivist's note

Copies: Microfilm copies of these files (Consignment 1270) are available for viewing at the State Records Office of WA.

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