Historical information

Donated by founder, Mother Gonzaga Barry's, brother, John Barry, to Loreto's Ballarat school, Mary's Mount, in 1887. Brought back by Mother Gonzaga on her return from Europe in 1887. Maintained by Captain Henry Evans Baker, Superintendent of the Oddie Observatory, Mount Pleasant Ballarat, who subsequently made the students a telescope. Used in the curriculum for the study of astronomy.


Connection with founder of Loreto in Australia and her family. Evidence of early curriculum. Rare artefact.

Physical description

A clockwork scientific instrument modelling the solar system.

Inscriptions & markings

Paterson & Son Maker Liverpool