Catologue #306


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Opinion of the Snowdome

The Sydney Snowdome

The 'snowdome' was donated from the private collection of Mr Bolshveitski, who emigrated from Russia to Australia in the 1950s. It has been passed down through his family for many generations. The earliest known reference to it appears in family records dated in the 1500s. Where/when it was first found remains unknown. The mysterious 'snowdome' has been studied extensively by researchers and appears to depict what we know as 'The Sydney Harbour Bridge.' The plaque at the front of the dome has been deciphered to read 'Sydney Harbour Bridge.' When shaken, unusual white flakes fall to the base of the dome structure.

Dr Johannes Blofli PhD







The Considered Opinion of Dr Johannes Blofli

This curious object is most definitely a tool used by the Lutheran church to predict weather patterns in relation to religious ceremonies. Many biblical references can be interpreted to include the 'snowdome' as an integral part of religious life. The timing of Christ's crucifixion is an obvious example, as the ceremony could not have been carried out in undesirable weather conditions. The leader of the congregation would shake the 'snowdome' and count out as many 'Hail Marys' as he could while the white flakes fell. The amount of 'Hail Marys' spoken was in direct relation to how heavy the snowfall would be on that day.

The extreme weight of the 'snowdome' is of interest to scientists and theologians alike. It is often discussed how heavy the crucifix must have been for Christ to carry as he walked to his death, yet this observation suggests that Christ himself (as an influential leader) must have built up his strength by shaking the heavy snowdome on a regular basis.

Another interesting fact that this 'snowdome' brings up is that, until now, Australians (and the rest of the world) believed that the Sydney Harbour Bridge in NSW, Australia was not constructed until 1923 AD. However this object proves that the Sydney Harbour Bridge not only existed as early as 1000 BC, but that Sydney itself was a thriving nation of Lutheran church-goers and that snow did, indeed fall in Sydney at that time.


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