Mount Coot-tha dial, 1901

Mount Coot-tha dial, 1901. This copy of an engraved dial on the top of Mount Coot-tha appeared in the 1901-02 edition of the Queensland geographical journal. Prepared by W.H. Traill for the trustees of the of the Mount Coot-tha reserve, the paper was read before a meeting of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Queensland, by the president Sir Hugh M. Nelson on 30 October 1901. The article states: ‘The lines radiating from the centre to the circumference of this plate, direct the eye straight toward the distant objects named on it. Little more than half of a circle is indicated on the dial. The hills, of which Mt Coot-tha is the projecting end of one spur, cut off the view of the other directions.’ Imagining oneself in the position of the dial, the author noted that on a clear day Sandgate and the ‘glimmering waters of Moreton Bay’ were visible. W.H. Trail, ‘Mount Coot-tha reserve,’ Queensland geographical journal, 17, 1901-02

Queensland geographical journal
Date captured: 
4 May 2011
Date created: 
4 May 2011
Date issued: 
1 January 1901
Collection of the University of Queensland Library
Mount Coot-tha, QLD
27° 29' 6.5832" S, 152° 57' 33.0876" E