This unassuming white lattice structure goes unnoticed by many visitors to Centennial Park, but it provides an interesting glimpse into our past and some of the activities that have taken place in the park over the years.
This is a restored weather station which was used for measurement of air temperature and humidity from 1907 to 1975. It was found disassembled in the nearby Bird Sanctuary in 2006 and received a grant for restoration from the NSW Heritage Office in 2008.
It is an example of a ‘round house’ weather station which with its roof, lattice walls and open bottom providing measuring instruments protection from conditions likely to obscure readings such as direct sunlight or rain while still allowing air to circulate freely.
Rebuilt near the Bird Sanctuary, it’s an interesting little side track from a Sunday morning walk. You can enter inside the structure and view the display which contains more information on how the weather station worked.
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