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Table of Contents
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
No. 325 August 2000 (continued)
Ahead of His Time
Geoff Love said he regarded Bruce as someone way ahead of his time, who always held the conventions of the public service in the forefront of his mind.
Bruce tore strips off Geoff for an "abuse of Government infrastructure" and a waste of Bureau resources. Not much has changed, Geoff said. Bruce has always been conscious of the need to conserve resources.
He remembered Bruce and Dr Zillman playing out their bad cop/good cop routine at conferences. Bruce would present the background of financial doom and gloom and impending cuts; then Dr Zillman would take centre stage to detail what needed to be done to keep the Bureau running.
Bruce then moved into the ADS post, regarded by many as the toughest job in the Bureau. Geoff said Bruce's unfailing optimism and a strong belief that problems could be solved helped him over hurdles such as the Basic Product Set, the Sydney hailstorm, the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, and the reorganisation of the Services Policy Branch.
Communications chief Mike Hassett said it was a privilege to have been Bruce's colleague and personal friend.
Faced with preparing 15 school/working lunches each week, Bruce would assemble the packages on a Sunday night and store them in the bottom of the fridge. Rumour has it, Mike said, that the fillings revolved around a central themePecks Paste.
- Esther Amott
People in Bright Sparcs - Neal, Bruce
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