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Plaque Inscription :20-July-2011
Plaque Inscription :20-July-2011
Photographs supplied by Dr Ray Sumner, Professor of Geography, Long Beach City College, California

Small Brick pier used for observations commemorates the solar eclipse event at Goondiwindi in 1922. 

In 1922 a party of scientists from the eastern Australian states and the Carnegie Institute in the United States came to Goondiwindi, as it was particularly well suited for viewing the solar eclipse.

A telescopic camera of nearly three tons was housed in a special dome-shaped building with an observer`s couch and a `clockwork mechanism` that would allow adjustments of the angle of the telescope in relation to the movements of the earth and objects being viewed. 

Location

Address:Marshall Street, Grounds of swimming pool, Goondiwindi, 4390
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.545996
Long: 150.301616
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Science
Actual Event STart Date:21-September-1922
Actual Event End Date:21-September-1922

Dedication

Front Inscription
THIS PIER WAS USED
        BY THE 
MELBOURNE OBSERVATORY PARTY 
IN ITS OBSERVATIONS OF THE  
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OF 
21st SEPTEMBER 1922. 

 
Source: MA,NRUM
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