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Catalogue of Items in Weather News


Explanatory Note

Catalogue of Items

Administration (Including Finance, Organisation, Premises, Staff, Training)
Archives (Including Items of Historical Significance)
Conferences (Other Than International—Including Symposia, Seminars)
Data Processing (Including Computers)
International Activities
Publicity (Including Publications, Public Relations)
Research (Including Investigations, Special Studies)


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Administration (Including Finance, Organisation, Premises, Staff, Training)

Administrative Staff College

No. 83 June 1963594The Australian Administrative Staff College
No. 90 January 1964661The Australian Administrative Staff College


No. 5 December 195620Antarctic personnel 1957
No. 17 December 1957106Antarctic parties 1958
No. 21 April 1958129Antarctic roll-call
No. 27 October 1958175Composition of 1958/59 Antarctic parties
No. 39 October 1959270Antarctic parties 1959/60
No. 107 June 1965863Enderby Land survey
No. 107 June 1965864Thanks from Dr Law
No. 147 October 19681604Antarctic weather station
No. 151 February 19691679G-G's link with Antarctica
No. 222 February 19752727Off to the deep south (cover and other photo)

Bureau Logo

No. 182 October 19712179(P)Weather with a whirl (Bureau symbol) (cover photo)

Delegation of Powers to Director of Meteorology

No. 16 November 195796Delegation of powers

Distinguished Visitors

No. 17 December 1957103Visits by the Minister for the Interior
No. 17 December 1957104Visit by the Minister for External Affairs


No. 2 September 19568Finance - over-expenditure 1955/56 - General expenses Item 2 - Office requisites, equipment, stationery and printing
No. 3 October 195611Payments to Postmaster-General's Department
No. 6 January 195731Financial Votes 1956/57
No. 13 August 195776Expenditure - salaries and general expenses 1956/57
No. 16 November 1957101Financial Votes 1957/58
No. 25 August 1958162Expenditure and revenue 1957/58
No. 37 August 1959249Expenditure and revenue 1958/59
No. 49 August 1960342Expenditure and revenue
No. 61 August 1961428Cost of Meteorological Services 1960-1961
No. 73 August 1962521Cost of Meteorological Services 1961/62
No. 85 August 1983611Cost of Met Services 1962-63
No. 97 August 1964719Cost of meteorological services 1963/64
No. 109 August 1965903Statistical summary 1964-5 - Cost of met. service
No. 121 August 19661107Cost of met. services
No. 133 August 19671342Cost of met. services
No. 145 August 19681555Cost of met services

Ionospheric Prediction Service

No. 134 September 19671369News in brief - On stage; Thanks from Derek Johnson; Singer; Gymnastics, Modifications to Ops Centre; Conferences; Will direct IPS; Russ Atkins farewelled; Atomic AWS; Rain wanted; Science talks; Visits to CO - RD Q, Dr Simmers
No. 150 January 19691666 Project Apollo

Metric Conversion

No. 174 February 19712048Going metric
No. 193 September 19722333Meteorology goes metric (cover and other illustrations)
No. 193 September 19722334Metric markers
No. 208 December 19732516Rainfall goes metric (cover photo, illus.)
No. 210 February 19742542(P)Metric display in Hobart (photo)

Ministers Responsible for Bureau

No. 30 January 1959196A Message from the Honourable Mr Allen Fairhill, M.P.
No. 91 February 1964669Visit of the new Minister for the Interior
No. 100 November 1964749Minister visits W.A. stations
No. 101 December 1964763Christmas message from Minister
No. 120 July 19661082Minister's visit to north
No. 136 November 19671392(P)Our new Minister - Hon. P.J. Nixon M.P.
No. 174 February 19712037New Minister for Department
No. 198 February 19732403W.L. Morrison, Sir Hugh Ennor (cover photo)
No. 198 February 19732407At the top of our new Department - W.L. Morrison, Minister for Science, Sir Hugh Ennor, Secretary
No. 233 Feb/Mar 19762877Message from the Minister (Jim Webster)
No. 248 March 19803113(P)New Minister visits Bureau offices (cover photo)

Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands

No. 59 June 1961410Visit by Assistant Director, Services to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Is.
No. 112 November 1965957Installation of new equipment - BSIP
No. 112 November 1965958Impressions of the Solomons
No. 112 November 1965959Some 'characters' met
No. 169 September 19701945First Papuan trainee meteorologist joins the Bureau
No. 204 August 19732469(P)Inauguration of PNG National Meteorological Service (photos)
No. 216 August 19742636PNG trainees press on (photo)

Permanent Heads Responsible for Bureau

No. 82 May 1963586New Permanent Head for the Department of the Interior
No. 166 June 19701909Tassie's rain from fire
No. 166 June 19701915Noteworthy activities
No. 198 February 19732403W.L. Morrison, Sir Hugh Ennor (cover photo)
No. 198 February 19732407At the top of our new Department - W.L. Morrison, Minister for Science, Sir Hugh Ennor, Secretary
No. 240 November 19772998New head for Dept. of Science (J.L. Farrands) (photo)
No. 259 Feb-Mar 19823287New Secretary visits Head Office - Dr W.J. McG. Tegart (photo)

Port Meteorological Agents

No. 48 July 1960335Port Meteorological Agents
No. 56 March 1961396Port Meteorological Agent - Perth/Freemantle
No. 75 October 1962543Port Meteorological Agents - Melbourne and Sydney
No. 104 March 1965811PMA reports traffic jam
No. 121 August 19661101(P)Conference of PMAs
No. 229 September 19752811(P)PMA's gather in Melbourne (photo)


No. 23 June 1958147Transfer of location - Statistical Section
No. 54 January 1961379New premises, Melbourne
No. 66 January 1962468New Office Accommodation - Central Office and Field Stations
No. 77 December 1962552New Premises - Divisional Office, Victoria
No. 80 March 1963571Opening of new wing at S.A. Divisional Office
No. 88 November 1963641New Divisional Office in Sydney
No. 92 March 1964677East Sale Met. Office - Transfer of Premises
No. 92 March 1964680New building - Mt. Gambier Airport
No. 95 June 1964706New Central Office premises
No. 110 September 1965923Work begins on new Hobart office
No. 116 March 19661032News in brief - Visit to V.E. Lally; Progress with new Tas RO; Margaret is back;
No. 120 July 19661094Noteworthy activities for May
No. 120 July 19661100News in brief - They're engaged; Visits to CO - Prof. Holmes, Lt.Col Myers, J.S.Maher; On furlough - Brann; RO moves in; Record low recorded; Visit to Butterworth - STFI
No. 122 September 19661119Opening of Tamworth Office
No. 122 September 19661133News in brief - New met office, Coff's Harbour; Gymnastics (Miss Welsh); Presentation to ship's officer; Closure of Collingwood; Wal Formston retires; New faces at CO - Brook, Walker, Cross; Vic RO to move; Visit to Ros; Building tenders close; Renovations at Laverton; Obit - Paddy Chapman; Joins IAMRC - David Martin
No. 140 March 19681480News in brief - They're married; A record; Thanks from yachtsmen; Visits to C.O. - Bill Dwyer, C. McCue (ADI); Talented musician; Graduations; Scholarships awarded; Move by Research
No. 173 January 19712021Canberra Regional Office moves
No. 183 November 19712203New accommodation for Central Office
No. 194 October 19722347(P)New NSW Regional Officer commissioned (photos)
No. 201 May 19732439(P)Brisbane staff in new offices (photo)
No. 201 May 19732443Queensland Regional Office move
No. 210 February 19742541New site for SA R/0 (photo)
No. 212 April 19742565At last - the new building show (photos) (New building for Bureau Head Office)
No. 215 July 19742621The view remains unchanged (photo of No. 2 Drummond St, Bureau Head Office since 1908)
No. 220 December 19742707Minister (Morrison) does the honours (photos)
No. 226 June 19752772Mt. Isa takes over from Cloncurry (office transfer)
No. 229 September 19752812(P)New home for Adelaide RO (illus.)
No. 231 Nov/Dec 19752844(P)Making progress (new building RO Adelaide)(photo)
No. 239 August 19772990South Australia - New Regional Office (photo)

Royal Meteorological Society

No. 210 February 19742544New branch of RMS


No. 7 February 195739Personnel - recent transfers
No. 8 March 195745Personnel - recent transfers
No. 9 April 195750Cadet Meteorologists
No. 10 May 195754Bureau of Meteorology statement of employment as at 31/3/57
No. 25 August 1958161Staff employed as at 30th June, 1958
No. 27 October 1958177Personal relations
No. 32 March 1959210Personnel news
No. 37 August 1959248Staff employed as at 30th June, 1959
No. 49 August 1960341Staff numbers
No. 54 January 1961378The Engineer in the Bureau of Meteorology
No. 61 August 1961429Staff employed as at 30th June, 1961
No. 73 August 1962522Staff employed as at 30th June, 1962
No. 85 August 1983612Staff employed as at 30.6.63
No. 96 July 1964715Briefing officers
No. 97 August 1964720Staff employed as at 30th June, 1964
No. 121 August 19661107Cost of met. services
No. 121 August 19661108Staff employed
No. 122 September 19661118New RO, Hobart
No. 133 August 19671342Cost of met. services
No. 145 August 19681556Staff employed
No. 235 June/July 19762943First Australian female observers (photo); Postings May 1976

Synoptic Charts

No. 7 February 195738Revision of Synoptic Weather Maps
No. 19 February 1958117Introduction of 'regional' synoptic weather maps (1:5 million scale)


No. 4 November 195618Training Section - Central Bureau
No. 7 February 195736Observer-in-Training Course
No. 12 July 195764New position of Technical Instructor, Grade 1 - Training Section
No. 12 July 195768Observer-in-Training Course No. 20
No. 15 October 195791Bureau trainees
No. 22 May 1958139Recruitment of Cadet Meteorologists
No. 29 December 1958187Revision of Bureau Training Courses
No. 104 March 1965809DIR welcomes trainees
No. 105 April 1965830Record number of trainees
No. 114 January 1966985Obs radio in training
No. 116 March 19661031First African met cadets
No. 155 June 19691765Weather Officer course No. 4
No. 185 January 19722231(P)The 1971 Meteorologists course (cover photo)
No. 196 December 19722380Technical training scheme
No. 197 January 19732390(P)Meteorologists' graduation (photo)
No. 209 January 19742529(P)1973 Meteorologists' Course (cover s other photos)
No. 217 September 19742654(P)Familiar faces in the classroom (cover photo)
No. 217 September 19742655(P)Showtime in the States (cover photo)
No. 217 September 19742657More from CTS (W/O course No. 10) (photo)
No. 226 June 19752765Photofocus on the trainees (cover and other photos)
No. 231 Nov/Dec 19752841New faces at CTS (photo)
No. 231 Nov/Dec 19752842Heading South (photo)
No. 231 Nov/Dec 19752848More about training
No. 248 March 19803129(P)First RMIT Met Course
No. 253 February 198132021980 a big year for CTS (photos)
No. 253 February 19813203Radio Technicians' Course 77/4 (photo)
No. 254 April 19813211Secretary launches training annex (photos)

Water Resources Council

No. 119 June 19661070Praise for Bureau

People in Bright Sparcs - Brann, Harold Walter Allen Neale (Bill); Ennor, Arnold Hughes; Farrands, John Laws; Holmes, Ralph Aubrey Edward

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