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This Timeball Station above Lyttelton harbour is one of only a few left in the world.
From 1876 - 1934 the dropping of the Lyttelton time ball daily, at a regular time, signalled Greenwich time to shipping in the harbour. This enabled navigators to check their Chronometers and calculate their position of longitude once back at sea.
Today it is dropped at 1pm daily to maintain the tradition.
The flagstaff to the right of the timeball was used until 1941 to signal ships and to communicate shipping advice to the town.
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May 18 2009 11:49 GMT hans55 PRO
nice pictures and very interresting info !!
do you know a film called " bride flight" ??
May 18 2009 12:09 GMT verarenm
Interesting to know this! Nice view!
May 18 2009 15:22 GMT aquiles PRO
A MAGNÍFICA FOTO OF THAT LOVELY AND WELL PRESERVED PLACE !!!!!!!!!!
May 18 2009 16:09 GMT Alhadi
awesome capture
May 18 2009 18:26 GMT SaoPaulo
such a good experience when you explain to us! Thx, Marg!
May 18 2009 21:07 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Beth :)
May 18 2009 21:08 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Alhadi :)
May 18 2009 21:09 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Aquiles :)
May 19 2009 02:38 GMT Poulet PRO
Beautiful and informative! :))
May 19 2009 05:14 GMT senna3
Great panorama and thanks for the documentation!
May 19 2009 06:47 GMT MargNZ
Thank you very much Peter :)
May 19 2009 06:48 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Jyab for both comments :)
May 19 2009 06:50 GMT PaP67
never been losted with Margret !..... pleasant & informative !
May 19 2009 09:17 GMT teddybear2
I have never noticed this before. Thank you for the information. Next time we are Christchurch we will have to look out for it
May 19 2009 10:16 GMT best20
muito interessante

:-)
May 19 2009 10:31 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Pap67 :))
May 19 2009 10:35 GMT MargNZ
Thanks Shirley ... it is tucked in behind the houses to the left as you face the harbour.
May 19 2009 10:47 GMT MargNZ
Obrigada best20 :)
May 19 2009 17:53 GMT HMBPA PRO
Very interesting to hear about. Thank you. I'll be sure to look out for it on my next visit to NZ.
May 19 2009 19:58 GMT ETS2
Very interesting information and a great shot!

Thanks a lot for commenting my pic´s :)

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