Dr W. E. McFarlane, medical doctor and astronomer
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.
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