Series VPRS 18306
Tide and Weather Sheets
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Date Range: Series ? 1909 - ? 1984
  Series in Custody 1909 - 1984
  Contents 1909 - 1984
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1909 - 1978 Melbourne Harbor Trust Commissioners VA 2799
1978 - 1984 Port of Melbourne Authority VA 1426
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2016 - cont Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) VA 5216
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult the list of records in this series.

    These records are arranged chronologically by date. Researchers should search for the location of interest and then order records for the relevant time period.

    Researchers should note no indication of location is recorded on some Tide and Weather Logs. The location was not known to the agency or PROV when they were transferred in May 2017.

  • Function / Content
    This series comprises of Tide and Weather logs for Breakwater Pier, Victoria Dockhead, Williamstown and Port Phillip Heads, the Shipping Control Centre and from an unknown location. This series documented the weather related observations.

    The information recorded was used to monitor tides for shipping.

    Entries were recorded by date, with observations for Breakwater Pier, Victoria Dockhead, the Shipping Control Centre and from an unknown location made on an hourly basis. The records comprise some or all of the following details:

    - Tide gauge in feet and inches
    - Wind direction and velocity
    - Barometer
    - Thermometer
    - Visibility
    - Sea
    - State of weather (i.e. cloudy, overcast, fine, showers etc.)

    The Tide Predictions from Williamstown and Port Phillip Heads comprise of the following details:

    - Tide table
    - High water, morning and afternoon observation, time and height
    - Low water, morning and afternoon observation, time and height
    - Sunrise and sunset
    - Phases of the moon

  • Recordkeeping System
    These records are arranged chronologically by date.

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P0001 1909 - 1984 Open 89
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