Weather records from Maryland Station on the New South Wales – Queensland border (near “The Summit”) were located by William Oates, Archivist at the University of New England in 2016. This was the second major historic climate data set uncovered following the discovery of the extensive climate records of Algernon Henry Belfield from the Eversleigh Station in the New England District of Armidale, NSW.
The records were uncovered on a trip taken to Maryland Station following up on the Marsh family archives. The Maryland Station was the third of the major runs acquired by Matthew Henry Marsh in the 1840’s. This run later became part of the New South Wales – Queensland border near Stanthorpe. These runs also included Salisbury Court and Booralong and ran to about 250,000 acres.
The weather records are contained in one volume, covering the years from 1868 – 1897, and providing the Eversleigh Research Team with further historic data to work on. For further information on the University of Newcastle/University New England Historic Weather Data Project click here: https://hunterlivinghistories.com/category/weather-records-climatic-data/
Site and Measurement (Metadata) Information for Maryland (BOM 56207), NSW Historical Weather data Records
By Conjoint A/Prof Howard Bridgman, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle. 24/05/2020
Maryland Station Weather Records 1868-1897 (135.1 MB PDF FILE)
Digitised by William Oates, Archivist University of New England
TRANSCRIBED DATA Maryland 1868-1897 Corrected Data V2 KDT (1MB Excel Spread Sheet)
Compiled by “Team Belfield” Eversleigh Research Team
Maryland Station BOM number 056207 – Summary of Information 291018
Location: -28.5417 latitude, 151.9909 longitude, elevation 870 m, Northern Tablelands NSW, very close to Queensland border. This is a Marsh Estate property
Available data for our project: Daily for years 1868 – 1897, Temperature (0900?) until Sept 1872; Max Temp, Min Temp, Sept 1872 – Dec 1897; Cloud (beginning 1873); wind direction (all years); rainfall (all years). Note: this station has monthly rainfall as part for the Bureau network for all months complete to current month & continuing. Data return appox 90%
How the measurements were taken: rain gauge information available on BOM web site, but no information about any of the other equipment.