|Place of work||Greenwich|
||6 Dec 1841 – 1847 & May 1854 – Mar 1855
|Posts||1841, Dec 6
||To Cambridge University Observatory as Junior Assistant
|May 1854||Assistant at Greenwich|
|Born||1826, Jul 7
|Died||1910, Jan 29
|Family Links||Older brother of Henry Todd (Computer 1855–1856)|
In Australia, he connected Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney by electric telegraph. He is best known for the later extension of the telegraph system to Darwin on the north coast, which enabled Australia to connect to the rest of the world via the undersea cable. He was knighted in 1893. His daughter Gwendoline married the physicist William Henry Bragg and was mother of William Lawrence Bragg, both of whom shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915. William Henry Bragg seved on the Observatory’s Board of Visitors from 1920 until 1940, and was its chairman from 1935–40 .
The Singing Line, Alice Thompson (Doubleday 1999) – a book written by Todd’s Great Great Granddaughter who retraced his route across Australia in the 1990s.