The 1874 transit from Down Under: Russell’s book of the transit
January 18, 2012Nick Lomb
The main Australian observing stations for 1874 transit of Venus. Sketch Nick Lomb Like the June 2012 transit of Venus, the December 1874 transit was visible in its entirety from Australia. The observatories at Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, which are the capitals of the three main states or colonies at the time, made plans to ensure that the rare event was well observed.