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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
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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. J. Hogan—Deputy Director, Adelaide

No. 47 June 1960, Item 331

Mr. J. Hogan, a science graduate of the Perth University came to the Bureau after five years at the Magnetic Observatory in Watheroo, W.A.

He commenced a forecaster's course in 1937 in company with Mr. L. J. Dwyer, Mr. J. Lillywhite, Mr. N. McRae, Mr. Pat Squires (now with C.S.I.R.O) and a number of others who are now Senior Officers of the Bureau.

His first appointment in 1938 was to Port Moresby. When he arrived there, there was only one other Commonwealth Public Service Officer there—the auditor. He experienced all the difficulties of a pioneer—there was no office, no official residence, and almost no network. During his three years service there, he established the basic reporting network and gained enough knowledge of the meteorology of the region to write an account of it which was to be of inestimable value in planning the wartime New Guinea campaigns.

He returned to the Central Office in 1940 and after some time in the training section, went to Perth. For several years he was responsible for forecasts for the Indian Ocean Route and in 1948, as a result of his experience in this area, was able to write Bulletin No. 40: "Meteorology of the Indian Ocean between Western Australia and India".

After discharge from the RAAF, he remained in Perth at the Weather Bureau, acting on a number of occasions as Deputy Director. In August 1953, he took up duty in his present position in Adelaide.

In the days of his youth "Doc" had a reputation as a fine footballer and played in the W.A. League for Claremont. His principal sporting interest now is golf which he plays with great vigour; he was seen in Melbourne at the time of the Canada Cup.

People in Bright Sparcs - Hogan, John (Doc)

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