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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. B. J. Retallack—Supervising Meteorologist, Training

No. 45 April 1960, Item 311

Mr. B. J. Retallack recommenced duty with the Bureau of Meteorology on the 17th March after a period of nearly thirteen years.

Bruce was a member of the first wartime course of weather forecasters and was on loan to the Meteorological Service from the S.A. Education Department.

He served in the R.A.A.F. and reached the rank of Squadron Leader during the last two years of the war. At various times he was O.I.C. of meteorological sections at Nhill, Daly Waters, Gorrie, Batchelor, Rathmines, Garbutt, Parafield and Laverton. He was also Area Meteorological Officer at North Eastern Area Headquarters in 1944.

After the war he joined the staff of the Bendigo School of Mines and Industries, which was recently renamed the Bendigo Technical College. This is one of the senior Technical Colleges in Victoria and issues diplomas in engineering and applied science. In his capacity as Head of the Mathematics and Physics Department, he gained an intimate insight into the administrative problems associated with the rapid expansion of senior technical education in recent years.

About two years ago an equiry concerning post-graduate work at the Melbourne University caused him to become interested in numerical forecasting.

In his position as Supervising Meteorologist, Training, he hopes to combine his interests in meteorology and education.

People in Bright Sparcs - Retallack, Bruce James

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