Imported Understandings: Calendars, Weather and Climate in Tropical Australia, 1870s-1940s
Weather happens in time yet disregards calendars. However, calendrical time�especially the month�structures how modern meteorology examines and narrates atmospheric dynamics. Using almanacs and historical weather records, this chapter examines how European settlers came to be structurally blind to the variable climates of Australia�s far north, how in effect cultural constructions overrode the reality of weather events and climate. It focuses on the region now defined by the city of Darwin in...[Show more]
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