On the 9th March 2011 a digital copy of important climate records dating from 1877 was deposited with the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections.
Algernon Henry Belfield (1838-1922) arrived in Australia in 1855, and was an astronomer, meteorologist and pastoralist responsible to recording 30 years of meticulous weather data at his Eversleigh Station in the New England district.
The original journals date from 1877-1907 and were originally offered to University academic Mr Martin Babakhan to be deposited here. But after consideration of their place of origin the University Archivist recommended the records be housed closer to home at the Heritage Centre University of New England (UNE) at Armidale. Photography by Mr Gregg Heathcote.
The original books were digitised for Cultural Collections, University of Newcastle by William Oates, University Archivist at the Heritage Centre, University of New England and are available on our website.
Living Histories (11th Jan 2018). Algernon Henry Belfield Climate Records Handover. In Website Living Histories. Retrieved 18th Mar 2018 10:55, from http://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/11