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Storer, Harold Reginald (Harry) (1907 - )

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Meteorological observer and Forecaster
Born: 1907  Australia
Harold Reginald (Harry) Storer was officer in charge of the Mildura meteorological office of the Bureau of Meteorology from its inception in 1946 to his retirement in 1972. Thus he worked in the Public Service for 50 years, 32 of those with the Bureau of Meteorology. Storer first joined the Commonwealth Public Service as a Telegraph Messenger in 1922, but only after a short while transferred to Mildura Post Office as a Postal Assistant (1922). From 1935 his duties included taking of the 0900 and 1500 weather observations, using the old Australian word code. In 1940 he undertook training on the second meteorological observerís course with the Bureau of Meteorology and was used on relieving duty at many places including Central Office, Mascot, Oodnadatta, Ceduna, Parafield, Essendon, Laverton, Bairnsdale and Mallacoota. Storer served in the RAAF Meteorological Service and was later appointed Officer in charge of the new meteorological station at Mildura in 1946. From 1961 Harry Storer worked on the HIBAL project.

Career Highlights

1922 - ?Postal Assistant at the Mildura Post Office
1940Studied the meteorological observer's course with the Bureau of Meteorology
1946Officer in charge of the new meteorological station at Mildura

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Modified: 29 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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