Old Melbourne Jail, Victoria, Australia. Built in the mid 1800's, between 1842 and 1929 [when it closed] there were 135 hangings including the famous bushranger Ned Kelly. Thankfully capital punishment is no more a part of Australia.
During the middle of the 19th century the Government of Victoria voted the sum of ú5000 for the construction of a large equatorial telescope to be erected at the Melbourne Observatory, Australia.
The construction of the grand instrument was entrusted to Mr.Grubb, F.R.S., of Dublin, Ireland. At the commencement of the year 1868 the telescope was completed.
The Great Melbourne teles...