Todd’s Adelaide

Project Description

In 1855, Charles Todd, manager at the Greenwich Observatory, London, was offered the job of Astronomical and Meteorological Observer and Head of the Electric Telegraph Department in South Australia. Little did the young colonies of Australia realise that one of their best science and technology pioneers was about to start an illustrious 50 year career that would change Australia. Todd was at the top of his field in the new sciences of electricity, astronomy, meteorology, communication, surveying, horology and transport. Arriving in the new colony of South Australia, he had a blank canvas where he experimented with and implemented the latest science and technology.

Come and play TODD’S ADELAIDE and re-discover the story behind the life and professional achievements of Sir Charles Todd through an interactive, media rich experiential trail around the Adelaide CBD. You will feel he is right next to you guiding you along the journey.

Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Sponsor – Australian Government – Department of Environment

Audience: General Public, University Students, School Children (Yr 8-12)