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Table of Contents
Fifty Years of Weather History
Weather Officers25 Years Ago
The Perth RO Since 1929
Remember the Pioneers
Akeroyd the Great
Out with the OldIn with the New [Bill Gibbs / John Zillman]
Dr Bill Gibbs
Dr John Zillman
Meteorological History in the Territory
Edwin Thomas QuayleBureau Research Pioneer
Ninety Years Ago: Birth of the Bureau
Observers and Volunteers
No. 18 January 1958, Item 110 (continued)
Development of aviation between South Africa and Australia necessitated the establishment of a meteorological office at Cocos Island.
Activities that have developed recently are Fire Weather Research, Weather Television sessions in Melbourne and Sydney, weather forecasts by means of beacons, and weather forecasts by automatic telephone in Melbourne.
Readjustment of accommodation necessitated the transfer of the Training Section in 1956 from the Horticultural Hall to premises at 180 Exhibition Street. Some other Head Office staff were accommodated there as well. Another building at 265 Spring Street has been acquired to which the transfer of the whole statistics section is proposed while office space for other sub-sections will be utilised.
The estimates of the current financial year are: Salaries £855,000, General Expenses £1,277,000. In 1908 they were respectively £12,000 and £19,000. The present staff is 612 having increased from 49 in 1908.
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