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Johnston, John (1908 - 1980)

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Meteorologist and Teacher
Born: 19 October 1908  Newport, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 2 April 1980.
John (Jack) Johnston worked for the Bureau of Meteorology from 1938 to1968, where he was appointed Deputy Director in Hobart (1959-1964) and in Sydney (1964-1968). After completing his education at the Christian Brothers' College in Melbourne and at the University of Melbourne (BSc, DipEd), Johnston worked as a teacher with the Victorian Department of Education (1925-1938). He then Transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as an Education Officer and joined the Bureau of Meteorology (RAAF Meteorological Service). During his thirty years with the Bureau Jack Johnston established close relationships with the media, particularly the Melbourne press and radio. He was a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

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Alternative Names: Johnston, Jack

1925 - 1938Teacher with the Victorian Department of Education
1938Transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as an Education Officer and joined the Bureau of Meteorology (RAAF Meteorological Service)
1939Undertook the forecaster's course at the Bureau
1940 - 1944Meteorologist in charge at Darwin
1945 - 1959Meteorologist with the Bureau of Meterology in Melbourne
1959 - 1964Deputy Director of the Hobart Bureau
1964 - 1968Deputy Director of the Sydney Bureau

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Created: 10 May 2001
Modified: 28 August 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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