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Table of Contents
Glimpse of the RAAF Meteorological Service
Chapter 1: Growing Up
Chapter 2: Port Moresby Before Pearl Harbour
Chapter 3: Port Moresby After Pearl Harbour
Chapter 4: Allied Air Force HQ and RAAF Command, Brisbane
Chapter 5: Japan Surrenders and We Are Demobilised
Appendix 1: References
Appendix 2: Milestones
Dec 1941Jan 1942
Appendix 3: Papers Published in Tropical Weather Research Bulletins
Appendix 4: Radiosonde Observations 194146
1859Jan: Meteorological observations began at newly-erected observatory on Observatory Hill, Sydney.
1863Ellery appointed Government Astronomer of Victoria.
1873Government Observatory established in Perth.
1879H. C. Russell appointed Government Astronomer of NSW.
1887Clement Wragge appointed Government Astronomer of Queensland.
1894Australian Lawrence Hargraves designs, builds and flies man-carrying box-kite in NSW.
19011 Jan: Australia becomes Commonwealth.
190317 Dec: First heavier-than-air flight by Wright brothers at Kittyhawk, North Carolina, USA.
1904Japanese military forces occupy Korea, infiltrate China.
1908Bureau of Meteorology established; takes over responsibility for meteorology in Australia from Colonial Services.
191018 Mar: American magician and escapologist. Harry Houdini makes first powered flight in Australia in imported Voisin biplane at Diggers Rest, Victoria.
7 Oct: Australian John Duigan designs, builds and flies his own powered aircraft at Mia Mia, Victoria.
191414 Feb: No 1 Squadron AFC (Australian Flying Corps) formed at Point Cook.
1 Aug: Outbreak of World War I.
14 Aug: Members of AFC join AIF in expeditionary force to Rabaul in German New Guinea with AFC BE 2a aircraft, which however did not fly.
6th and 7th Division AIF depart for service in Middle East and Europe.
1918AFC in combat operations in Middle East and Europe.
191617 Oct: W. J. Gibbs born Bondi, NSW
19174 Oct: William Taylor Gibbs, 3rd Battalion AIF, father of W. J. Gibbs, killed in action. Battle of Passchendale, Ypres, Belgium.
People in Bright Sparcs - Ellery, Robert Lewis John; Russell, Henry Chamberlain; Wragge, Clement Lindley
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