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Mr E. W. Timcke

No. 261 September 1982, Item 3317

A former Director of Meteorology, Mr E. W. Timcke, died in Melbourne on 18 July at the age of 92. Mr Timcke, OBE, Director of the Bureau from 1950 until his retirement in 1955.

Born in Payneham, South Australia, he undertook a meteorology course in the UK after service with the AIF during World War One.

Mr Timcke first served in the Bureau's Adelaide office, and later in Sydney and in Head Office during the 1930s. During World War Two he was Deputy Director of RAAF Meteorological Services, holding the rank of Wing Commander.

Mr Timcke was active in international meteorology, and was a member of the WMO Executive Committee from 1953–55.

He was a keen sportsman and played with Norwood Football Club in Adelaide as a young man. He retained his vigour during his long retirement and played competitive bowls with the South Camberwell Club in Melbourne until a few months before his death.

Letters of sympathy were sent to Mrs Timcke by the Minister, Mr David Thomson, the Secretary, Dr W. J. McG. Tegart, and the Director, Dr J. W. Zillman. In his letter the Director said: "Those of us who actually worked with Mr Timcke are becoming rare now in the Bureau, but he is remembered with affection by many retired officers . . . Mr Timcke was one of a small bank of officers who have led and guided the Bureau since its creation. I am sure you can look back on his contributions with pride".

The Bureau was represented at Mr Timcke's funeral by A/ADM Mr Keith Henderson and STOT Mr Don Handcock.

People in Bright Sparcs - Timcke, Edward Waldemar

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