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Air Dispersion Specialist Calls it a Day [Bill Moriarty]

No. 283 September 1987

Bill Moriarty, who spent a major part of his career conducting detailed studies into air dispersion, retired from the Bureau on 10 July. The Director, Dr John Ziliman, who was absent interstate, paid tribute to Bill on his final day in the position of Acting Supervising Meteorologist, Special Services Management in a farewell telex—

'Bill, I am sorry to be out of Melbourne on your last day but wish to place on record the Bureau's indebtedness to you for your painstaking and highly professional work in applied met over many years.

I also want to express my personal thanks for all your help and to wish you a long and happy retirement.

All the best.'

According to ADE Neil Streten, who addressed the large group that assembled to wish Bill farewell—'People like Bill are the scientific backbone of the Bureau and are hard to replace'. Neil conveyed best wishes for a happy future on behalf of the Director and all Bill's colleagues.

Career History

Bill commenced his career in 1951 as a Research Officer in the Meteorology and Physics Section (now Division of Atmospheric Research) at the CSIRO. He completed the Meteorologist Training Course during 1951–52—Bob Crowder (DDS), Kevin Lynch (RD ACT) and Peter Shaw (STOT) were on the same course.

Bill remained with the CSIRO until the beginning of 1956, when he left to study for the Anglican priesthood. He spent four years in training and, after ordainment, worked for ten years as a priest.

He started with the Bureau in 1970 as a Met 1. After completing part of a Met Course as a 'refresher', he spent approximately four years in the Central Analysis Section.

In 1973, he was promoted to the position of Met 3 in the Special Studies Sub-Section, Research and Development Division. Bill recalls his promotion had just been gazetted when the Whitlam Government came to power. All pending promotions were cancelled and applicants had to reapply for their positions. This resulted in a delay of about nine months to his confirmation at that level.

Bill moved to the position of Acting Met 4—Supervising Meteorologist Special Services Management in 1984, remaining in that post up to his retirement.

People in Bright Sparcs - Moriarty, W. W. (Bill)

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