In the early 20th century New Zealand had more than 200 rain-gauge stations. Many of these were cobbled together out of available resources. The Waipawa rain gauge, shown here about 1930, consisted of a funnel and an empty whisky bottle mounted on a fence post.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
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