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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. 236 Aug/Sep 1976, Item 2956 (continued)
"Cockeyes" and "Willy" or "Willy Willies" were then common North West names, for severe thunderstorm squalls and tropical cyclones respectively.
Sir Norman became Australia's first licensed commercial pilot on August 23, 1921, and West Australian Airways Ltd, the first regular airline service in Australia began operating from Geraldton to Derby on December 4th of the same year.
Sir Norman, now 85 years of age enjoys good health and a remarkably quick and accurate memory, informs us that the aircraft Charles Kingsford-Smith would have been flying was a Bristol Tourer.
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