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Mentions continental reach, how data could be more useful in the future, analyses rainfall influence on cropping around the Colony. Complements Todd and his staff
Its capability of providing street lighting

Todd 70th Birthday 19060707.jpg
Portrait picture published July 14 1909 in the Adelaide Observer for Sir Charles Todd's 70th Birthday, July 7, 1906

Todd and Adelaide's telephones (journal ref).doc
Reference to a monograph

Todd instigate money order & Parcel post.doc
A quote from the book "South Australia in 1887: A Handbook for the Adelaide Jubilee International" indicating Money Orders were implemented in 1859 after a recommendation by Todd Parcel Post was agreed with the Imperial Post Office in 1887.

H18840310S2 - Forecasting zones.jpg
The first recorded in-house forecast was done on the 10th of March, 1884. It used this map of forecasting zones, which was used for about 120 years by the Commonwealth Weather Bureau.

F18900801C First rainfall(s).jpg
The first recorded rainfall map of the Colony of South Australia

C18830226C Scruffy(s).jpg
Angry synoptic chart showing disagreement

18831110C synoptic chart.jpg
In 1883 Todd and his staff completed their first recorded 'modern' synoptic chart of Australia. It was characterised by the use of a coloured map overlayed with carefully drawn isobaric lines. Earlier maps contained re-draws and signs of obvious…

B18810429T1 1st continental map.jpg
The first recorded synoptic chart covering the whole of Australia was roughly drawn in pencil by Todd or his staff in April 1891 using the data that was telegraphed to Adelaide from approximately 30 weather observation stations.
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