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Mitchell, Lynn Raymond (1927 - )

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Meteorologist
Born: 15 July 1927  Kellerberrin, Western Australia, Australia
Lynn Raymond Mitchell joined the Bureau of Meteorology in 1949 soon after completing a Bachelor of Science (BSc) at the University of Western Australia. He worked his way up to Regional Director of South Australia (1980-1984) and was instrumental in the establishment of the Bureauís Australian Capital Territory branch. Mitchellís other achievements and positions include being a member of the Australian Institute of Public Administration in Adelaide; member of the Professional Officers Association; lecturer on synoptic meteorology to final year and honours science students at Flinders University; and participant in many television and radio programs dealing with the weather. He had a leading role in the ABC documentary "Weather and the Farmer".

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Chronology
1949Joined the Bureau of Meteorology in Western Australia
1950Moved to the Bureau's South Australian Regional Office
1960 - 1963Senior Meteorologist in charge of the Forecasting and Warning Section
1963 - 1965Senior Meteorologist in the Special Services Section
1965 - 1966Acting Supervising Meteorologist to establish ACT Regional Office
1977 - c. 1979Acting Regional Director in Victoria
1980 - 1984Regional Director in South Australia

 
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