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Vol 37 no 3, Aug 2015
Richard Batholomew Smith's Wunderkammer
By Andrew Montana   |   August 2015   |   Vol 37 no 3

R.B. Smith made his model of the Strasburg Clock to celebrate the centenary of British settlement. It was hailed as a “scientific triumph of Australian workmanship”. At first, Smith exhibited it privately “like a fat woman in a country fair”1 until it found a home in Sydney’s Technological Museum. The...

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Vol 36 no 4, November 2014
A ‘Poket Time Keeper’, John Arnold, Joseph Banks and Constantine John Phipps
By John Hawkins   |   November 2014   |   Vol 36 no 4

In the 18th century, a time keeper that would keep accurate time at sea was essential to find longitude. Britain’s Board of Longitude offered a massive prize of £20,000 for the inventor of such a device, contributing to major advances in timekeeping. John Hawkins argues that a time keeper by London watchmake...

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The Australiana Society acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples – the First Australians – as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.