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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.
|Address:||Marshall Street, Grounds of swimming pool, Goondiwindi, 4390|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -28.545996|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||21-September-1922|
|Actual Event End Date:||21-September-1922|
THIS PIER WAS USED
MELBOURNE OBSERVATORY PARTY
IN ITS OBSERVATIONS OF THE
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OF
21st SEPTEMBER 1922.