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Mr. B. W. Newman, Deputy Director, Sydney
Mr. G. W. Mackey—Deputy Director, Perth
Mr. J. Johnston—Deputy Director, Hobart
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Mr. B. J. Retallack—Supervising Meteorologist, Training
Mr. J. Hogan—Deputy Director, Adelaide
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Mr. B. W. Newman, Deputy Director, Sydney

No. 43 February 1960, Item 291

To many members of the Meteorological Services and especially to their wives, it seems at times that theirs is a gipsy's existence: but not many have faced the prospect of packing and moving quite so often as Mr B. W. Newman, Deputy Director, Sydney

Commencing service as a clerk in the Adelaide Weather Bureau in 1917, he was reclassified after the re-organization of the service in 1923 as a Meteorological Assistant Grade 1. His academic success at Adelaide University and in Bureau examinations resulted in promotion in 1926 to the position of Meteorologist (Research) in Melbourne.

In 1929 he was back in Adelaide and in 1935 transferred to the position of Meteorologist Grade 1 in Sydney. During the war he served as a Squadron Leader in the RAAF Meteorological Service and was stationed at the Sydney Weather Bureau. In 1945, the Divisional Meteorologist (Deputy Director), New South Wales, Mr. D. J. Mares retired and Mr. Newman acted in the vacant position until 1948 when Mr J. Hogan took up duty.

Mr. Newman then moved to Melbourne as Superintendent, Climatological Section; in 1952, he was on his way to Brisbane as the newly appointed Deputy Director; in 1959 he was once more in Sydney in his present position.

A science graduate of Adelaide University, Mr. Newman has had part in a wide range of Bureau activities, He organized the publication of the early Antarctic records taken during the Mawson and other expeditions, he was co-editor of the bulletin on weather conditions across the Tasman Sea and inaugurated the regular forecasting service in that area; he took an active part in the introduction of modern techniques into the service and he was active in the launching of training services of all grades.

Since 1955 Mr. Newman has been a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.

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