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Corporate entry South Australian Observatory and Telegraph Department (1856 - 1869)

Colony of South Australia

From
1856
To
1869
Functions
Astronomy or Space Science, Meteorology, Regulatory Body and Telecommunications
Reference No
State Records South Australia Agency ID: GA2640

Summary

The Observatory and Telegraph Department was established in 1856, its staff included Astronomers, Meteorologists and experts in Telegraphy. The Observatory was established first and then the Telegraph system in 1860. In 1869 the Observatory and Telegraph Department merged with the governments postal department forming the Post and Telegraph Department (1870 - 1901).

Timeline

 1856 - 1869 South Australian Observatory and Telegraph Department
       1870 - 1975 South Australian Post and Telegraph Department

Published resources

Resource Sections

  • 'GA2640 Observatory and Telegraph Department', in Agency Details, State Records of South Australia, State Records of South Australia. Details

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