English-born meteorologist Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922) is credited as being the first to give names to cyclones and setting up a weather observatory on the top of Australia’s highest mountain – Mt. Kosciusko.

Clement Wragge was a passenger on the Wimmera on at least two occasions. In May 1912 he joined the ship in Sydney for a passage to Auckland arriving 28 May. Aboard the vessel on the same voyage was General Sir Robert Baden-Powell.

In April 1914 Wragge again joined the Wimmera in Hobart and travelled to Sydney following a lecturing tour.

[Early visitors to Wragge's observation station, Mt Kosciusko, New South Wales]
[Early visitors to Wragge’s observation station, Mt Kosciusko, New South Wales]
Detail from stereograph view. Author’s collection.

© Ralph L. Sanderson 2004-2021

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s