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Mr. B. W. Newman, Deputy Director, Sydney
Mr. G. W. MackeyDeputy Director, Perth
Mr. J. JohnstonDeputy Director, Hobart
Mr. A. J. ShieldsDeputy Director, Brisbane
Mr. B. J. RetallackSupervising Meteorologist, Training
Mr. J. HoganDeputy Director, Adelaide
Mr. F. BellOfficer-in-Charge, Darwin
Mr. P. RyanOfficer-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
ComputersNew 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 WilsonFocus on the 'Big Picture'
Sue Barrell's 'Balancing Act'
Dr Geoff Love Appointed Deputy Director (Services)
Serendipity at 33,000ft: A Win for MetrologyBruce Forgan's WMO Vaisala Award
Pressure's On for New NCC Head [Mary Voice]
Bob Leighton Wins AMOS Honor for Climate Studies
Observers and Volunteers
Bettye Dixon Heads Canberra Liaison SectionNo. 268 September 1984
Bettye Dixon, who was known to many as meteorologist in the sixties and seventies, has rejoined the Bureau as head of the newly formed Canberra Liaison Section. Based in the ACT, the new section is part of the Executive Branch and will be responsible for policy liaison with the Central Office of the Department and other Government Departments and Agencies.
In 1979, she left the Bureau and shifted to Canberra where she lectured at the Canberra College of Advanced Education. During her time in Canberra, Bettye was also the weather presenter for Channel 7 for around 12 months during 198182.
Bettye considers the highlight of her career to be her recent graduation as a Master of Resources and Environmental Studies. As part of her Masters studies, Bettye compiled a thesis on Air Pollution in the Hunter Valley, examining the effects of effluent from powerhouse stacks on residents of the Valley and on the wine growing industry in the region. Naturally, to ensure the accuracy of her findings, Bettye felt obliged to sample some of the local produce.
Completion of the thesis was made all the more rewarding following two previous starts on papers which were not completed. While studying in Melbourne, Bettye had commenced a paper on the topic of cloud studies which was abandoned following a move interstate. A thesis on the subject of air pollution in Perth also suffered a similar fate.
Bettye feels she has been most fortunate to have had the opportunity to work in such a variety of areas. She spent a few days in Head Office recently renewing past contacts, and establishing some new ones, and is now looking forward to becoming involved in her latest appointment.
People in Bright Sparcs - Dixon, Bettye
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