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Mr. B. W. Newman
Retirement of Walter Dwyer
Gerry O'MahonyThirty 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 Out47 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 MeteorologyJohn 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 OfficialClimate 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]
Observers and Volunteers
Allan Brunt Retires, 38 Years in 'the Met'No. 249 May 1980, Item 3131
RD Allan Brunt was given a rousing send off by SA RO staff on Wednesday 23 April. Our picture Shows Allan and his wife Dorothy cutting the 'retirement cake' at one of several farewell functions held to mark the end of Allan's 38 Years in meteorology. Allan's colleagues presented him with a radio cassette player (plus one of his favourite Gilbert and Sullivan tapes), a bushwalker's compass, and a card bearing the signatures of all the staff in the SA RO.
DIR John Zillman, who attended the farewell, thanked Allan for his many years of outstanding service to the Bureau, particularly for his contribution to the research area, where his papers were still texts on the subject.
Dr Zillman's thoughts were backed up by a message from staff of the HO Water Studies Sub-Section, which acknowledged Allan's contributions in the fields of rainfall climatology and maximisation studies which had been of considerable value to the section.
Among the many other good wishes from all around Australia were the following from two of Allan's longest serving colleagues:
May I express on behalf of myself, Len Broadbridge and all staff in WA region our very best wishes for a long, happy and active retirement, concentrating on bowls, bird-watching, ballads, and if we didn't know you better, we'd add booze. May we congratulate you on your very distinguished career, extending from World War 2 to your present office. I was talking several days ago to Joe Lord, just retired as Director of the WA Geological Survey, a war-time Mobile Met. Flight colleague of yours. He said your forecasts were spot-on for the war-time landings at Wewak. Len particularly wishes to add his best wishes to you and your family and to thank you for your guidance over the years. I am glad you and I have had some years together as RDs without border problems. All the best. Bob Southern.
People in Bright Sparcs - Brunt, Allan Thomas
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