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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]
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Neil Streten Appointed Deputy Director (Services)
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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]
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Mildura's Harry Storer

No. 174 February 1971, Item 2036

Few Bureau OICs are as widely recognised in their local community as Harry Storer of Mildura. Harry has worked in the area most of his life.

He is particularly known to the fruitgrowers in the irrigation areas who depend on the frost forecasts to help protect their livelihood.

Beyond the usual duties of a meteorological station, Harry has been deeply involved with the HIBAL project for the launching of large research balloons.

Harry, born in 1907, joined the Commonwealth Public Service as a Telegraph Messenger (like many great men of the past) at Merbein in 1922. He transferred to Mildura Post Office in 1922 as a Postal Assistant. From 1935 his duties included taking of the 0900 and 1500 weather observations, using the old Australian word code. From 1935 to 1939 he also carried out the duties of Electoral Registrar for the sub-division of Mildura in the Commonwealth Division of Wimmera (now Mallee).

Harry was selected for training on the second met. observers course in 1940, and was used on relieving duty at many places including Central Office, Mascot, Oodnadatta, Ceduna, Parafield, Essendon, Laverton, Bairnsdale and Mallacoota. After a RAAF weather officers course in 1943, and an Administration and Special Duties course, there followed postings as a Warrant Officer, RAAF, to Cootamundra, Coffs Haxbour, Bundaberg, Eastern Area (Rose Bay and Sydney Offices) and No. 34 Squadron, Parafield.

People in Bright Sparcs - Storer, Harold Reginald (Harry)

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