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Shields, Archibald John (1914 - 1995)

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Meteorologist and Teacher
Born: 28 May 1914  Kyabram, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 1995.
Archibald John Shields worked for the Bureau of Meteorology, 1940-1977, and was Deputy Director, Hobart, 1954-1959, and Brisbane, 1959-1977. He made a significant contribution to the science of tropical meteorology and, in particular, to cyclone forecasting. From 1940 to 1945 Shields worked for the RAFF Meteorological Service and was Squadron Leader in Timor, Morotai, Lauan and mentioned in dispatches during the Borneo invasion.

Career Highlights

1931 - 1939Teacher with the Victorian Department of Education
1937 - 1938Footballer with the Carlton Footbal Club (Victorian Football League)
1940 - 1945Member of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Meteorological Service
1948 - 1954Meteorologist with the Bureau of Meteorology in Brisbane
1954 - 1959Deputy Director of the Bureau of Meteorology's Hobart office
1959 - 1977Deputy Director of the Bureau of Meteorology's Brisbane office
1972Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

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Modified: 15 December 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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