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Memories of the Bureau of Meteorology
Memories of the Bureau of Meteorology 19291946 by Allan Cornish
History of Major Meteorological Installation in Australia from 1945 to 1981 by Reg Stout
Four Years in the RAAF Meteorological Service by Keith Swan
The Bureau of Meteorology in Papua New Guinea in the 1950s by Col Glendinning
Brief History and Geography
The Port Moresby Office
Housing for Bureau Staff, Port Moresby
Staff Members and Their Families
Entertaining, Sport and Lifestyle
Communication with Native Servants
Forecasting Problems in Port Moresby
Entertaining, Sport and LifestyleNumerous clubs for members only, sporting clubs, cultural organisations, voluntary organisations, a picture theatre, three hotels with dining rooms, a museum and a library provided entertainment for the four thousand European residents of Port Moresby. Ela Beach, near the commercial centre of the town, was a safe swimming area, except at low tide or on occasions when the bluebottle jelly fish were active.
An unsealed road, which varied in condition, enabled motorists to drive to Rouna Falls and Sogeri in the hills north-east of Port Moresby. Port Moresby's water supply was drawn from the Laloki River just below Rouna Falls.
Shopping FacilitiesBurns Philp, Kriewaldts and Steamships Trading Company operated the three largest stores in the town which stocked an excellent range of products.
People in Bright Sparcs - Glendinning, Colin (Col)
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