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Mr. B. W. Newman, Deputy Director, Sydney
Mr. G. W. Mackey—Deputy Director, Perth
Mr. J. Johnston—Deputy Director, Hobart
Mr. A. J. Shields—Deputy Director, Brisbane
Mr. B. J. Retallack—Supervising Meteorologist, Training
Mr. J. Hogan—Deputy Director, Adelaide
Mr. F. Bell—Officer-in-Charge, Darwin
Mr. P. Ryan—Officer-in-Charge, Darwin
Bureau Profile #1
Dr. Kevin Spillane: The Quality of Tenacity
Taking the World View [John Zillman]
Fred Bell, the Pilot's Friend
Mildura's Harry Storer
Computers—New ADC [Ross Maine]
H. G. Bond
The Sky is the Limit [Bettye Macnicol / Jenny Hopwood]
Hobart Weather Birds [Judy Morris / Felicity James]
Professional Officers' Association Award to Henry [Phillpot]
New Assistant Director Facilities is Keith Henderson
Tasmania's New Regional Director [Ted Phillips]
New Head for ANMRC [Doug Gauntlett]
Tony Powell New Regional Director Victoria
Lynn Mitchell Takes Over the Reins in SA RO Fillerup!
Pat Sullivan New Regional Director, NSW
Bettye Dixon Heads Canberra Liaison Section
Dr Michael Manton Chief of BMRC
Graeme Furler, Regional Director South Australia
Ian Mason, Regional Director ACT
Regional Director Queensland [Rex Falls]
Don Linforth, STPM
Bob Brook, Asst Director (Observations)
Jim Arthur, Regional Director, Northern Territory
Neil Streten Appointed Deputy Director (Services)
Bill Downey, Assistant Director (Executive)
Antarctic Medal Winners
Agrometeorology's Leading Lady [Gloria Bedson]
Ken Wilson—Focus on the 'Big Picture'
Sue Barrell's 'Balancing Act'
Dr Geoff Love Appointed Deputy Director (Services)
Serendipity at 33,000ft: A Win for Metrology—Bruce Forgan's WMO Vaisala Award
Pressure's On for New NCC Head [Mary Voice]
Bob Leighton Wins AMOS Honor for Climate Studies



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Mr. A. J. Shields—Deputy Director, Brisbane

No. 45 April 1960, Item 311

Early in 1940, the increasing demands for aviation services brought as a recruit for a Weather Officers' Course, a teacher from the Victorian Education Department, Mr. A. J. Shields.

A science graduate of Melbourne University, Mr. Shields was a very well known personality in Melbourne due to his outstanding ability at football. He played for some years as a member of the Carlton Football Club.

After completing the training course he went to Pearce and by the middle of 1941 was in Koepang. Evacuated from there as the Japanese advanced, he arrived at Daly Waters sporting a moustache which was at the time considered the Territory's finest.

Discharged from the RAAF Meteorological Service in 1946 after having served in several forward areas, he was employed at first as a Meteorologist Grade 3 in A.M.F.A. Section. In September 1948 he went to Brisbane as Meteorologist Grade 3 where he remained for nearly six years. During this period he acted as Deputy Director on a number of occasions.

Promoted to the position of Deputy Director, Tasmania in 1954, he remained in Hobart until July 1959, when he was promoted to his present position.

People in Bright Sparcs - Shields, Archibald John

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