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Table of Contents
Memories of the Bureau, 1946 to 1962
Chapter 1: The Warren Years, 1946 to 1950
Chapter 2: International Meteorology
Chapter 3: The Timcke Years, 1950 to 1955
Chapter 4: A Year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chapter 5: The Dwyer Years, 1955 to 1962
Chapter 6: A Springboard for the Future
Proposal for More Staff
Efforts to Improve Scientific Status of the Bureau
Successes and Struggles with Ministers and Permanent Heads
Submission to Royal Commission on Government Administration
The Committee of Inquiry
Achievements 1962 to 1978
Appendix 1: References
Appendix 2: Reports, Papers, Manuscripts
Appendix 3: Milestones
Appendix 4: Acknowledgements
Appendix 5: Summary by H. N. Warren of the Operation of the Meteorological Section of Allied Air Headquarters, Brisbane, 194245
My SpringboardThe achievements during the Warren, Timcke and Dwyer years provided a wonderful springboard for the further development of the Bureau during my years as Director of Meteorology.
Warren had concentrated on building the network of observations essential for any improvement in Bureau services, had recruited staff and provided training facilities, had provided the opportunity for cadet meteorologists to join the Bureau at the beginning of their university education, and had broadened the horizons of Bureau staff by encouraging participation in international meteorology.
Timcke strove to maintain the momentum created by Warren despite a less than sympathetic Minister for the Interior at a time when the Commonwealth Government was pruning manpower and financial resources in an effort to balance the budget.
Len Dwyer was fortunate to have a helpful Permanent Head in Mr W. A. McLaren and an imaginative and enthusiastic Minister in the Hon Allen Fairhall who was keen to see the Bureau increase its public services, especially in flood and fire weather warning, to encourage the participation of the Bureau in the International Geophysical Year and to assist the Bureau in exploiting the technological opportunity of that time. The Hon Gordon Freeth, who succeeded Allen Fairhall in the later Dwyer years, also proved to be a supportive Minister.
People in Bright Sparcs - Dwyer, Leonard Joseph; Gibbs, William James (Bill); Timcke, Edward Waldemar; Warren, Herbert Norman
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