Mount Stromlo Observatory – Fact sheet 167
The Commonwealth Solar Observatory was established in 1924, on Mount Stromlo, on the outskirts of Canberra. Founded mainly to study the sun and support research into geophysics, the complex included residences, plant and maintenance buildings as well as scientific observation and recording equipment. This fact sheet provides information on the Archives’ holdings relating to the construction and maintenance of the complex.
Records relating to Mount Stromlo Observatory
Records held by the National Archives relating to Mount Stromlo include correspondence files, photographs, and architectural plans and drawings dealing with the design, construction and maintenance of the complex. A selection of records is listed below.