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Memories of the Bureau of Meteorology


Memories of the Bureau of Meteorology 1929–1946 by Allan Cornish

History of Major Meteorological Installation in Australia from 1945 to 1981 by Reg Stout
Major Installation Projects Involving Reg Stout

Four Years in the RAAF Meteorological Service by Keith Swan

The Bureau of Meteorology in Papua New Guinea in the 1950s by Col Glendinning


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Major Installation Projects Involving Reg Stout

Bowes AvenueDec 1948277 RadarDCA/Stout
Darwin Airport1952MetoxStout
Port Hedland1952MetoxStout
Cocos Island1952MetoxRAAF
CloncurryAug 1952 277 Radar DCA
LavertonJul 1953277 RadarDCA
Alice SpringsAug 1953277 RadarDCA
Williamtown Dec 1953277 RadarDCA
Hobart AirportFeb 1954277 RadarDCA
Adelaide AirportJun 1954277 RadarDCA
Lord Howe IslandNov 1954277 RadarDCA
Norfolk IslandFeb 1955MetoxSmith
ForrestJune 1955277 RadarDCA
Brisbane AirportAug 1955277 RadarStout
Perth AirportAug 1955277 RadarDCA
CharlevilleOct 1955277 RadarStout
TownsvilleDec 1955277 RadarStout
GilesAug 1956MKVII RadarStout
LaeOct 1956MetoxStout
GladstoneNov 1957277 RadarStout
Macquarie IslandFeb 1958MKVII RadarANARE
Darwin AirportOct 1958277 RadarStout
MackaySep 1959277 RadarStout
Cape ByronOct 1960SNW51 WW RadarStout
Cairns AirportJan 1961SNW51 WW RadarStout
Cairns AirportFeb 1961WF1 RadarStout
CarnarvonJun 1961MKVII RadarStout
CobarMay 1962MKVII RadarStout
Cairns Saddle MountOct 1962Cossar WW RadarStout
MilduraApr 1963WF2 Radar (temporary)Khan
Sydney ROJun 1963SNW51 WW RadarStout
Sydney AirportJun 1963CeilometerClarke
Hoddle StreetJun 1963Store and workshop from No 2 Drummond Streetarranged by Hall and Stout
CedunaJun 1963WF2 Radar (temporary)Khan
Coffs HarbourAug 1963WF2 Radar (temporary)Davies
OodnadattaAug 1963WF2 Radar (temporary)Khan
Mount GambierFeb 1964WF2 Radar (temporary)Khan
MoreeMar 1964WF2 RadarKhan
Melbourne UniMay 1964RC33 RadarPendrich
GilesAug 1964WF2 RadarKhan
LavertonAug 1964WF2 RadarClarke
AlbanyApr 1965WF2 RadarKhan
BroomeMay 1965WF2 RadarKhan
WaggaJul 1965WF2 RadarEvans
WoomeraJul 1965WF2 RadarCrombie
LongreachSep 1965WF2 RadarPaterson
GeraldtonNov 1965WF2 RadarPaterson
LavertonApr 1966WF44 RadarClarke
Bowes AvenueJun 1966WF2 RadarKhan
LauncestonJul 1966WF2 RadarPaterson
Mount GambierJul 1966WF44 RadarClarke
Cairns AirportAug 1966WF2 Radar to replace WF1Khan
Cato IslandOct 1966Automatic Weather StationClarke
Sydney AirportNov 1966WF44 RadarPaterson
WoomeraMar 1967WF44 RadarClarke
MawsonMar 1967WF2 RadarAntarctic Division
DavisMar 1967Metox refurbishmentAntarctic Division
Port HedlandJun 1967WF44 RadarPaterson
Halls CreekJul 1967WF2 RadarClarke
Coffs HarbourSep 1967WF2 Radar (permanent)Clarke
Port MoresbyOct 1967WF44 RadarPaterson
NowraDec 1967WF2 Radar (Ex Mount Gambier)Clarke
Macquarie IslandFeb 1968WF2 RadarAntarctic Division
Bowes AvenueFeb 1968277 Radar rewireClarke
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)Mar 1968Met InstrumentationClarke
Willis IslandJun 1968WF2 RadarStout
Brisbane AirportJul 1968WF44 Radar and MetoxClarke
Darwin AirportSep 1968WF44 Radar and MetoxPaterson
Frederick ReefOct 1968Automatic Weather StationClarke/Missen
CobarOct 1968WF2 Radar (Ex RAAF Academy)Clarke
Melbourne AirportFeb 1969CDC CeilometerClarke
CaseyFeb 1969WF2 RadarSvenson
CedunaMar 1969WF2 Radar (permanent)Clarke
Browse IslandMar 1969Automatic Weather StationPaterson
OodnadattaApr 1969WF2 Radar (permanent)Brealey
EsperanceMay 1969WF2 Radar (Ex Woomera)Clarke
Norfolk IslandAug 1969WF2 RadarClarke
Brisbane AirportAug 1969WF3 RadarHite
Marion ReefSep 1969Automatic Weather StationBugalski
Sydney AirportSep 1969Tower extension to 30 feetClarke
Brisbane AirportOct 1969WF44 Radar (for JACMAS)Duck
MilduraNov 1969WF2 Radar (permanent)Clarke
Darwin AirportDec 1969WF3 RadarHite
Port KeatsDec 1969Automatic Weather StationCarter
Melbourne AirportMar 1970Met Instrumentation Stage IIClarke
Rowley ShoalsJun 1970Automatic Weather StationSeedsman/Owen
Flinders ReefJun 1970Automatic Weather StationJohnston/Clarke
Kangaroo IslandJul 1970WF3 Radar (temporary)Cornwell
Canberra AirportAug 1970WF3 RadarClarke
Scott ReefSep 1970Automatic Weather StationOwens
Lihou ReefNov 1970Automatic Weather StationClarke
WaggaNov 1970WF3 Radar to replace WF2Clarke/Owens
Bowes AvenueNov 1970WF2 Radar (Ex Wagga)Clarke
Bathurst IslandAug 1971Automatic Weather StationDuck
MackaySep 1971WF44 RadarClarke
Mount StuartOct 1971WF44 RadarOwens
Port VilaNov 1971WF3 RadarClarke
Groote EylandtNov 1971Automatic Weather StationDuck
Hoddle StreetJan 1972WF44 Radar (Training)West
GladstoneApr 1972WF44 RadarWest
Adelaide AirportMay 1972WF44 RadarWest completion 16 June 1972
Adele IslandMay 1972Automatic Weather StationJohnston
Creal ReefJun 1972 Automatic Weather StationDuck
Gannet CayJul 1972Automatic Weather StationWest
Sydney RFCJul 1972Relocate SNW51 WW RadarDonald
Perth AirportJul 1972WF44 RadarClarke
Holmes ReefSep 1972Automatic Weather StationDuck
Hobart AirportSep 1972WF44 RadarWest
CarnarvonNov 1972WF3 RadarRegional Staff
KupangMar 1973WF3 RadarClarke
WilliamtownMay 1973WF44 RadarWest
Tennant CreekMay 1973WF3 RadarDuck
Canberra AirportSep 1973WF3 RadarClarke
MeekatharraApr 1974WF3 Radar (new building)Clarke
Alice SpringsMay 1974WF44 Radar (new building)West
Brisbane ValleyMay 1974Initial flood warning installation at two sitesClarke
Darwin RFCJul 1974Telephone conference link WSO, OBS and RFCClarke
Daly WatersJul 1974WF3 Radar for Boundary Layer projectWest
Mount KaniganSep 1974WF44 RadarWest
Mount IsaJun 1975WF3 Radar, Radiosonde, Met Instrumentation at new buildingWest
BroomeOct 1975WF44 RadarWest
Melbourne RFCFeb 1976WF44 WW Radar Remote ControlClarke
RabaulMay 1976WF3 RadarWest
Sydney AirportJun 1976WF3 Radar new OBS buildingClarke
RockbankJun 1976APT SystemClarke
Sydney AirportJun 1976Relocate displays at new WSORegional Staff
StrahanAug 1976Automatic Weather StationLazdins
Mount KaniganAug 1976Full remote control to RFCWest
LauncestonSep 1976Reposition installationClarke
Tasman IslandOct 1976 3rd StageAutomatic Weather StationWest/Lazdins
Mount StuartMay 1972 2nd Stage Nov 1976Remote control of radar to Townsville WSOWest
Adelaide RFCDec 1976New RFC instrument wiringWest/Lazdins
Head Office, 150 Lonsdale StreetNov 1977MDUS Satellite projectWest/Lazdins
Head Office, 150 Lonsdale StreetDec 1977Met Instrumentation on roofLazdins/Porter
Adelaide AirportApr 1978Remote display of Met Instruments from OBS to WSOWest
LearmonthAug 1978WF2 RadarHead Office/
LearmonthSep 1978Remote WF44 Radar Cape Range to AirportRegional Staff, Lazdins/Porter
BallaratOct 1978Automatic Weather StationLazdins
Cairns AirportNov 1978Replace WF1 with WF2 RadarRegional Staff
Thursday IslandNov 1978WF3 Radar for PGGERegional Staff
LaeNov 1978WF3 RadarLazdins/Porter
Port MoresbyNov 1978Satellite Reception StationLazdins/Porter
Sydney RFCNov 1978Remote WF44 Radar to RFCRegional Staff
Broadmeadows (Camp Road)Oct 1979Relocate WF44 Radar from Laverton to new Training AnnexeLazdins/Porter
BroomeDec 1979SSB Link to Perth RFCRiabow
Port HedlandDec 1979SSB Link to Perth RFCRiabow
Broadmeadows (Camp Road)Mar 1980Radiosonde (Training Annexe installation completed)Pendrich/Cox
LucindaMar 1980Automatic Weather StationLazdins
Heron IslandApr 1980Automatic Weather StationLazdins
Cocos Island May 1980Relocate Met facilities to new buildingCox/Porter
Mount StuartJul 1980Relocate to Telecom buildingPendrich/Keswick/Porter
Mount GambierOct/Nov 1980Cold Front investigation Mobile MetPorter/Pendrich
Bowes AvenueOct 1980Remove 277 RadarCox
Broadmeadows (Camp Road)Nov 1980Refurbish Mobile Met unitPendrich
Lord Howe Island1981Preparation of drawings and specifications for new officeStout
Letter Box NSW1981Preparation of drawings and specifications for new installationStout
Broadmeadows (Glenlitta Avenue)1981Acquire land, prepare layouts and specifications for new training complexStout
17 May 1981Reg Stout retires from Bureau after thirty six years involvement of Meteorology in meteorology

People in Bright Sparcs - Holmes, Ralph Aubrey Edward; Stout, Reginald William (Reg)

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Cornish, A., Stout, R., Swan, K and Glendinning, C. 1996 'Memories of the Bureau of Meteorology', Metarch Papers, No. 8 February 1996, Bureau of Meteorology

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