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Pat Ryan Retires
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Our Actor Steve [Lloyd]
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Vic Bahr's Last Bow
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Allan Brunt Retires, 38 Years in 'the Met'
Henry Phillpot Retires
A Stout With a Dash! [Reg Stout]
Around the Regions [Keith Stibbs]
Bill Smith Bows Out—47 Year Record
Smooth Traffic Ahead for Keith Henderson
Happy Retirement, and Happy Birthday too! [Ralph de la Lande]
Air Dispersion Specialist Calls it a Day [Bill Moriarty]
Bob Crowder Retires
Grass Looks Greener for Tony [Powell]
Farewell France [Lajoie]
Forty Four Years in Meteorology—John Burn Remembers
Des Gaffney bows out
After Only 41 Years . . . Shaw, Enough! [Peter Shaw]
Brian Bradshaw departs, 45 Years On . . .
Bill Ware Ends on a High Note
Peter Barclay Retires
Mal Kennedy Retires
'The Ice Man Goeth . . .' DDS Neil Streten Calls it a Day
Dan of the 14,016 Days [Dan Lee]
A Launceston Boy Gone Wrong: Peter Noar Bows Out
It's Official—Climate Change Confirmed [Bill Kininmonth]
Victorian Forecasting Legend Bids Us Farewell [Ian Russell]
Gentleman Doug Gauntlett Retires
Queensland Regional Director Calls it a Day [Rex Falls]
Assistant Director (Services) Retires and Tributes Flow In [Bruce Neal]
NSW Regional Director Retires [Pat Sullivan]


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Smooth Traffic Ahead for Keith Henderson

No. 281 Feb-April 1987

A Bureau career spanning 26 years and numerous technological changes came to an end when ADF Keith Henderson retired on 2 December. At a presentation at Head Office on 12 December, DIR Dr John Zillman paid tribute to Mr Henderson's service with the Bureau.

"It is a great pleasure to place on record the debt of gratitude that we as individuals, and the Bureau as an organisation, owe to Keith", the Director said. His career spanned a time of remarkable development, and Keith had guided the technological expansion of the Bureau through what, at this point in its history, had been its period of greatest progress. Dr Zillman said Keith was also instrumental in obtaining Government approval for an increased capital program. thus ensuring the Bureau's technological development over the next five years or so.

The Director also paid particular tribute to his achievements during his three years as ADM, saying he should feel great satisfaction from his accomplishments in the role during what could be considered a difficult time.

Dr Zillman said Keith's departure was an occasion for considerable sorrow and regret, and anyone who had worked closely with him would appreciate the gruelling roles he had so successfully filled. He had made an outstanding contribution to the Bureau during a time of ever-increasing responsibilities and activities and had performed with dedication, professionalism and great distinction.

In response, Mr Henderson said he had been fortunate to be involved in a remarkable range of activities and innovative scientific and technological developments. He was grateful for the many opportunities to travel both within Australia and overseas, and to members of the Facilities Branch for being helpful and good to work with.

He hoped to maintain the level of warm friendships established during his time with the organisation, although his one regret was that pressures of duty had restricted the time he had been able to spend with staff.

Mr Henderson told the large group in attendance that a further debt he owed to the Bureau was the fact that he had met his wife Dagmar during this time—even though they both worked within the organisation for 15 years before meeting each other!

Keith and his colleagues enjoyed a number of "send-offs", including a Chinese banquet at the Golden Village restaurant in Melbourne.

People in Bright Sparcs - Henderson, William Keith

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