Six of South Australia's professional and specialist societies came together to honour the legacy of Sir Charles Todd who was a foundation member in each of their professions. Marking the 140th anniversary of the completion of the Overland Telegraph, the Symposium also hosted a Todd family reunion. Six speakers summarised Todd’s contribution to their area of science and technology while 2 historians talked about Todd the person and his historical milieu. The 8 videos of the Symposium and other Todd material can be viewed here.
Todd Weather Folios 1879-1909
Charles Todd and his meteorological staff maintained daily weather folios for 32 years, between 1879-1909. A volunteer group imaged them to make a complete online record of all 11,000 pages. The folios contain daily Australian synoptic charts, sometimes encompassing New Zealand, and clippings of newspaper articles, telegraphic and handwritten information about the weather mainly in east and south-eastern Australia, with occasional reference to other parts of Australasia and the world. The folios represent a detailed contemporary view of weather of the day as determined by South Australia's weather professionals, and as detailed mainly in the press of the day.
Todd’s Adelaide is a location-based mobile adventure in development. When completed, players will re-discover the life and work of Sir Charles Todd through an experiential trail in the heart of Adelaide. It contains 17 location-based displays covering the highlights of Todd’s professional and civic activities. It was launched at The Science Exchange (RiAus) during History Month 2014 in South Australia. Instructions on how to play can be found HERE
Todd in Wikipedia
The entry for Sir Charles Todd in Wikipedia is being updated as research comes to hand. It will be a concise introduction to the essential professional and personal lives of the man.