Historical information

Believed to be William Henry Lockwood's telescope. William Lockwood was born in 1832 in Glossop, Derbyshire and came to Victoria in 1853 on the 'Marco Polo'. He settled in Whittlesea with his wife Naomi in 1856. He was contracted to the Whittlesea Road Board and was the Engineer to the Shire for a period of 40 years. Some instruments have markings 'JL' on them which is presumed to be Joseph Lockwood, William Henry Lockwood's father. There are 10 items in the Lockwood collection.


19th century surveying and drafting instruments used by William Henry Lockwood, Engineer of Whittlesea, Victoria, Australia.

Physical description

Brass telescope with 1 draw tube, glass eyepiece, 1 brass eyepiece cover, thin scrap of brown leather attached to the barrel and secured with string.