Sydney Observatory building

Scientific observation station built on Sydney's highest point.

Position
1856
1858 - 1862
1926 - 1941
Type

Sydney Observatory building

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2008

William Dawes established the first observatory in Sydney at the western point of Sydney Cove in 1788, not far from the eventual site of Sydney Observatory on the hill above. Built in 1856, the Observatory remained an important contributor to astronomy, as well as shipping and meteorology, until 1982.