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Personal Notes
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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No. 170 October 1970, Item 1957 (continued)

After Met-in-Training course No. 11, John spent several years in forecasting at Sydney and Brisbane, and a period in the Southern Hemisphere Analysis Centre soon after it was set up in 1965.

Between 1966 and 1969 he worked in the International Antarctic Meteorological Research Centre, under Henry Phillpot. During this time he investigated the meteorology of the high southern latitudes, particularly the radiation and thermal regimes, and published a number of papers on Antarctic meteorology.

Recently he submitted his MSc thesis on the radiation and heat budget of the southern hemisphere oceans to the University of Melbourne: "a massive piece of work", according to friends.

Beyond the pressures of work and part-time study, he found time to act as Bureau representative on the organising committee for the joint meteorological colloquia.

While in the US he expects to meet former workmates in the International Antarctic Meteorological Research Centre and also Central Training School lecturer Bill Downey, who is working for his MS degree.

John is no flamboyant Julius Sumner Miller—or absent-minded Professor. Quietly spoken, dedicated, and "meticulous to the Nth degree", he is, in unscientific idiom, a "real pro".

Organisations in Australian Science at Work - International Antarctic Meteorological Research Centre; Southern Hemisphere Analysis Centre

People in Bright Sparcs - Zillman, John William

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