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Dr W. E. McFarlane, medical doctor and astronomer | by State Library of Queensland, Australia
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Dr W. E. McFarlane, medical doctor and astronomer

Photographer: Unidentified

 

Location: Irvinebank, Queensland; Lat/long: -17.428458,145.199097

 

Description: Dr McFarlane looking through the telescope at Irvinebank. (Description supplied with photograph.)

 

The local doctor of Irvinebank, Queensland, was also a keen astronomer and in 1910, Dr. McFarlane purchased a 7 inch refracting telescope and built an observatory with rotating dome to house it behind his house on Hospital Hill. His telescope was bought by Saint Ingatius College in Sydney where it is still in use in their Riverview Observatory.

 

Read more about the good doctor at our blog:

blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/2012/08/09/the-country-doctor-and-the-exploding-star/

 

View this image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/85123

 

Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/picture-queensland

 

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Taken sometime in 1910