Hunter Valley Climate Data: Wollong (near Mount Vincent) N.S.W. (1891-1907)

DOWNLOAD – Wollong Combined Converted V4 KT Master File Metric Only [DOWNLOAD 1.2MB XLSX FILE) The scientific transcription of the Wollong (New South Wales) data set has been completed.  The spreadsheet is available for download above, and the metadata description is available below. These are the first of the historic Hunter Valley Weather Records that … More Hunter Valley Climate Data: Wollong (near Mount Vincent) N.S.W. (1891-1907)

Historical Weather Data Sets: A Plan for Action

Historical Weather Data Sets: A Plan for Action Introduction For several years, a small team of climatologists and historians have been working together to process and analysis Historical Weather Data (HWD) sets in eastern Australia. This project was developed out of the Auchmuty Library Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle, and the Heritage Centre … More Historical Weather Data Sets: A Plan for Action

The Maryland Station Weather Record 1868-1897

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 … More The Maryland Station Weather Record 1868-1897

Floods in the Hunter: The full report, 1870

We have just digitised one of the University Library’s recent acquisitions – “Floods in the Hunter : report of Commission appointed to organise into and report respecting floods in the district of The Hunter River” by New South Wales. Hunter River Flood Commission, Sydney: Thomas Richards, Govt. Printer, 1870. It was prepared by Edward Orpen … More Floods in the Hunter: The full report, 1870

Selected Historic Records of Dalwood Vineyard

    DALWOOD RAINFALL RECORDS 1865 – 1893 By Don Seton Wilkinson Colonial era weather records are few and far between. The Bureau of Meteorology considers that the Rainfall records from Dalwood, Branxton, NSW are the oldest accurate rainfall records in its collection. Between 1865 and 1885 the monthly rainfall was recorded by John Wyndham … More Selected Historic Records of Dalwood Vineyard

The Definitive Algernon Henry Belfield Climate Archive

The DOI for the Eversleigh dataset is :http://dx.doi.org/10.25817/5b46a2a483841. Belfield, Algernon (2018) Meteorological observations for Eversleigh Station, near Armidale, New South Wales, Australia 1877-1922 (transcribed). The University of Newcastle. Collection.dx.doi.org/10.25817/5b46a2a483841. 2019 Update. This set of climate records, rediscovered on a property in the New England District of regional Australia, have taken a ten (10) year journey … More The Definitive Algernon Henry Belfield Climate Archive

Hunter Valley Climate Data Sets from 1843 to 1907 Online

On the 3 May 2016 a number of Hunter Valley meteorological journals came to light, documenting historic weather records from stations located in the Hunter Valley, dating from 1843-1907. These records form a significant data set to rival the Belfield Climate Records of Algernon Henry Belfield in Armidale. The latter set is clearly identified as being taken … More Hunter Valley Climate Data Sets from 1843 to 1907 Online

Maitland Flood (1930) Panorama

Hunter Living Histories community researcher, Mr Robert Watson, identified four photographs within the Cultural Collections image archive as a ‘panorama’, and has stitched them together for us. These are the four originals: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/6372485563/in/photostream/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/6372488413/in/photostream/ On this next one Robert marked two boys on a homemade raft, and also the rotunda in Maitland Park: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/6372490151/in/photostream/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/6372491915/in/photostream/