English-born meteorologist Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922) is credited as being the first to give names to cyclones and setting up a weather observatory on the top of Australia’s highest mountain – Mt. Kosciusko.
Clement Wragge was a passenger on the Wimmera on at least two occasions. In May 1912 he joined the ship in Sydney for a passage to Auckland arriving 28 May. Aboard the vessel on the same voyage was General Sir Robert Baden-Powell.
In April 1914 Wragge again joined the Wimmera in Hobart and travelled to Sydney following a lecturing tour.
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