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Peninsula House, Tebbutt's Observatory

Location: Palmer Street, Windsor, NSW 2756

Constructed: 1845-1845


The Observatory buildings are open to the public, restored by the great grandson of astronomer John Tebbutt II. Tebbutt, who appears on the $100 note, discovered two comets from these observatories and had a crater on the moon named after him. His great grandson still lives in the Peninsula House which dates from 1844.


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Name of item: Peninsula House, Tebbutt's Observatory
Other name/s: The Peninsular House; Peninsular House; Tebbutt's Observatory
Type of item: Landscape
Collection: Farming and Grazing
Category: Homestead Complex
Location: Palmer Street, Windsor, NSW 2756
Local Govt: Hawkesbury
Builder: Observatory - John Tebbutt
Constructed: 1845-1845
Current use: Residence; restaurant & function centre
Former use: Residence and observatory