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Mr. B. W. Newman
Retirement of Walter Dwyer
Gerry O'Mahony—Thirty Years On
The Retoubtable George Mackey, Retd.
Retirement of ADR [Neil McRae]
A Long and Fruitful Innings [John Lillywhite]
Pat Ryan Retires
Harry Ashton Retires
'Fly Boy' Retires [Bill Brann]
Our Actor Steve [Lloyd]
Our Man in the Region Retires [Keith Hannay]
ADM Retires [Allen Bath]
Regional Director Queensland Retires [Arch Shields]
ANMRC Head Retires [Reg Clarke]
Vic Bahr's Last Bow
Long Serving Officers Retire [Jack Maher and Kev Lomas]
Allan Brunt Retires, 38 Years in 'the Met'
Henry Phillpot Retires
A Stout With a Dash! [Reg Stout]
Around the Regions [Keith Stibbs]
Bill Smith Bows Out—47 Year Record
Smooth Traffic Ahead for Keith Henderson
Happy Retirement, and Happy Birthday too! [Ralph de la Lande]
Air Dispersion Specialist Calls it a Day [Bill Moriarty]
Bob Crowder Retires
Grass Looks Greener for Tony [Powell]
Farewell France [Lajoie]
Forty Four Years in Meteorology—John Burn Remembers
Des Gaffney bows out
After Only 41 Years . . . Shaw, Enough! [Peter Shaw]
Brian Bradshaw departs, 45 Years On . . .
Bill Ware Ends on a High Note
Peter Barclay Retires
Mal Kennedy Retires
'The Ice Man Goeth . . .' DDS Neil Streten Calls it a Day
Dan of the 14,016 Days [Dan Lee]
A Launceston Boy Gone Wrong: Peter Noar Bows Out
It's Official—Climate Change Confirmed [Bill Kininmonth]
Victorian Forecasting Legend Bids Us Farewell [Ian Russell]
Gentleman Doug Gauntlett Retires
Queensland Regional Director Calls it a Day [Rex Falls]
Assistant Director (Services) Retires and Tributes Flow In [Bruce Neal]
NSW Regional Director Retires [Pat Sullivan]


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No. 209 January 1974, Item 2531 (continued)

Mac was discharged from the Air Force in June 1946 and in September of that year returned to the Central Office Aviation Section. From November 1946 to May 1947 he worked as a meteorologist in the Forecasting Section, and then as an analyst in the Central Analysis and Weather Development Section. In July 1952 Mac was promoted. to Met. Class 3, and subsequently to Supervising Met., Central Analysis, in November 1952.

After a period as Acting Deputy Director in Hobart in 1953–54, Mac returned to Melbourne to take up his new position as head of Training and Publications Branch. During his time in Training, Mac introduced many innovations in the training programmes which had far-reaching effects on the development of modern meteorology in Australia.

Neil McRae also made valuable contributions to international meteorology, representing the Bureau at many overseas meetings, which included the Pacific Science Congress, WMO Commissions on Aerology and Synoptic Meteorology, a WMO/UNESCO Symposium on Climatic Change and the WMO Commission for Atmospheric Sciences.

Between 1962 and 1969 Mac acted as Assistant Director Research and Development on a number of occasions, and was promoted to the position in October 1969, after Dr. G. B. Tucker transferred to CMRC. He has since made a considerable contribution to the development of the Research Division, and the science of meteorology.

People in Bright Sparcs - McRae, John Neil

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