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Personal Notes

Mr. B. W. Newman
Retirement of Walter Dwyer
Gerry O'Mahony—Thirty Years On
The Retoubtable George Mackey, Retd.
Retirement of ADR [Neil McRae]
A Long and Fruitful Innings [John Lillywhite]
Pat Ryan Retires
Harry Ashton Retires
'Fly Boy' Retires [Bill Brann]
Our Actor Steve [Lloyd]
Our Man in the Region Retires [Keith Hannay]
ADM Retires [Allen Bath]
Regional Director Queensland Retires [Arch Shields]
ANMRC Head Retires [Reg Clarke]
Vic Bahr's Last Bow
Long Serving Officers Retire [Jack Maher and Kev Lomas]
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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No. 283 September 1987 (continued)


In 1975, Bill commenced a detailed study of air dispersion in the Albury-Wodonga area. Although he was also working on other projects, he said the study took up a large part of his time until its completion in 1983. Two Bulletins prepared by Bill on his findings—'Survey of Low Level Winds and Air Dispersion Characteristics of the Albury-Wodonga Area', and 'Winds, Temperatures and Air Dispersion over the Albury-Wodonga Area'—are widely used in city planning in the region.

Since 1979, Bill was the Bureau representative on Australian Standards Association Committee BD/6, which is involved with wind loads on buildings.

Following an approach to the Bureau requesting a study of air dispersion meteorology in the Latrobe Valley, Bill spent approximately 12 months during 1980–81 conducting research. His report 'Air Dispersion Capability of the Latrobe Valley Air Shed', assisted the SEC to determine the number of power stations they could plan for the area while still maintaining acceptable air quality.

In 1985 Bill went to Geneva as Bureau representative on the WMO Working Group on Urban and Building Climatology, set up by the Commission for Climatology.

Future Plans

Bill plans to go into business as a consultant meteorologist, specialising in air dispersion. He intends to sit back and wait for the work to come 'rolling in'.

He also will assist his Church by relieving clergy who are sick or on leave.

Bill said he may also resume a previous interest of rifle shooting, if time permits.

He and his wife Wyn have four children, three of whom are grown up. There are no grandchildren yet, but Bill says this is something they can 'look forward to'.


Bill enjoyed a number of farewell functions, including a luncheon with Branch Heads in his Division and a general send-off at the Khan Mongolian Barbeque Restaurant.

Staff in his section also put on a special afternoon tea for Bill's last day, featuring cooking experiments of Special Services staff. (Your erstwhile reporter sampled some of the offerings and has suffered no serious after-effects!)

Bill was presented with a flash attachment for his camera, which should help to revive his enthusiasm for photography.

All the best for a long and happy retirement Bill.

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

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