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Memories of the Bureau, 1946 to 1962
Chapter 1: The Warren Years, 1946 to 1950
Chapter 2: International Meteorology
Chapter 3: The Timcke Years, 1950 to 1955
Chapter 4: A Year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chapter 5: The Dwyer Years, 1955 to 1962
Chapter 6: A Springboard for the Future
Appendix 1: References
Appendix 2: Reports, Papers, Manuscripts
Appendix 3: Milestones
Appendix 4: Acknowledgements
Appendix 5: Summary by H. N. Warren of the Operation of the Meteorological Section of Allied Air Headquarters, Brisbane, 194245
A Very Special Family: Memories of the Bureau of Meteorology 1946 to 1962
As Minister responsible for the Bureau of Meteorology from 1964 to 1967, I was delighted to accept John Zillman's invitation to write this Foreword to Dr Bill Gibbs's Memories of the Bureau of Meteorology from 1946 to 1962.
Bill's memories of a 'very special family' provide a unique insight into the history of a very special Australian institution from the end of World War II up until he became its sixth Director in 1962 at the age of forty-five. His already published A Glimpse of the RAAF Meteorological Service deals with the earlier years from the time of his joining the Bureau in Sydney in 1939.
The early years of that period, however, were the years of my closest involvement with the Bureau. Bill Gibbs was the newly appointed Director of Meteorology and I was a very young Minister for the Interior. They were exciting and challenging years for us bothyears in which I became aware of the enormous importance of the Bureau's services to all sectors of the Australian community and the outstanding dedication and professionalism of the Director and his staff.
People in Bright Sparcs - Gibbs, William James (Bill); Zillman, John William
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