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Imported Understandings: Calendars, Weather and Climate in Tropical Australia, 1870s-1940s

O'Brien, Christian

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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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63867
Book Title: Climate, Science, and Colonization: Histories from Australia and New Zealand
DOI: 10.1057/9781137333933_11

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