Vale Richard Belfield (1937-2021) “Humble Messenger” of Grandfather Algernon and his Scientific Legacy

“I’m but the humble messenger. I charge this group to neither squander, or misuse this information for either political or personal gain. I crave it be solely studied and understood for the betterment of the future for enquiring and more enlightened menkind. It would be truly wonderful if these documents contribute to unravelling just some … More Vale Richard Belfield (1937-2021) “Humble Messenger” of Grandfather Algernon and his Scientific Legacy

Floods in the Hunter (Local Treasures Radio Broadcast Notes)

Floods in the Hunter (Local Treasures Radio Broadcast Notes) ABC Radio 1233 Broadcast – 19 June 2007 1.30pm Presenter: Carol Duncan Guest: Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist, University of Newcastle (Originally Posted on Monday, 25 June, 2007 on the UONCC WordPress site, updated July 2021) The recent devastating storms and floods and the beaching of the … More Floods in the Hunter (Local Treasures Radio Broadcast Notes)

The Maryland Station Weather Records 1896-1903

The Maryland Station Weather Records 1896-1903 (Part 2) (See Part 1 Maryland Station Weather Records 1868-1897)   Click here for the Maryland Station Meteorological Observing Books https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/110499   Visit to Maryland Station, 9 May 2021 by Howard Bridgman On the morning of 9 May, I visited one of our historical weather data sites, Maryland Station … More The Maryland Station Weather Records 1896-1903

Hunter Valley Climate Data: Wollong (near Mount Vincent) N.S.W. (1908-1956) Part 2

The Donation of the Hunter Valley Meteorological Journals to the UON On the 3 May 2016, during a site visit to the former residence of the Hunter Valley Research Foundation on the banks of Throsby Creek,  three sets of Hunter Valley meteorological journals dating from 1843-1907 were donated to the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections … More Hunter Valley Climate Data: Wollong (near Mount Vincent) N.S.W. (1908-1956) Part 2

Hunter Valley Climate Data: Glenthorne Vineyard, East Gresford, (1843 – 1848)

DOWNLOAD: Glenthorne Vineyard East Gresford Combined and Converted (Excel Spreadsheet) ORIGINAL SCANS: A5438(ii)-1843-1846 Meteorological Journal From April 1843 to February 1846 Observer: Alfred Glennie. Location: ‘Glenthorne’, East Gresford.  (306.9 MB PDF FILE) A5438(iii)-1846-1848 Journal of the Weather 1846-1847 & 1848. February 1846-December 1848 Observer: Alfred Glennie. Location: ‘Glenthorne’, East Gresford. At June 1846, insert is … More Hunter Valley Climate Data: Glenthorne Vineyard, East Gresford, (1843 – 1848)

Hunter Valley Climate Data: Lochinvar N.S.W. (1864 – 1870)

DOWNLOAD: Active Lochinvar Spreadsheet March 1864 – December 1870 Combined Final (Excel Spreadsheet)   Site and Measurement Information for Lochinvar, March 10, 1864 to October 21, 1870 Exact measurement location unknown, but it is close to Lochinvar, Hunter Valley, NSW. Observer recorded as Alfred Glennie* Note: Alfred Glennie is also verified as the observer for … More Hunter Valley Climate Data: Lochinvar N.S.W. (1864 – 1870)

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