Biographical entry Bond, Harold George (1912 - )
- 5 May 1912
Harold George Bond worked for the Bureau of Meteorology for 33 years, 1939-1972, and was Regional Director, Tasmania, 1964-1972.
Born 5 May 1912. Educated: Brisbane Grammar School; BSc, University of Queensland, 1933. His father George was Divisional Meteorologist for Queensland, 1908-1934. Worked as a maths and science teacher before joining a meteorological training course in 1939, having decided to become a meteorologist after the death of his father in 1938. Served in the RAAF Meteorological Service in New Guinea and New Britain. Officer in charge at Amberly, Darwin and Mascot. Senior Meteorologist (Forecasting), Sydney. Regional Director, Tasmania, 1964-1972.
With this tradition of meteorology in the family, it might have been expected that one of my sons would have shown some interest in such a career. [But] this was where Mrs H. G. B. stepped in and declared with some firmness, that 'one meteorologist in the family is enough'. Harold Bond, 1967.
- 'Bureau Profile No. 20 - H. G. Bond', Weather News, vol. 190, June 1972, 1972, pp. 5-7. Details
- Bond, H. G., 'A Tradition of Meteorology', Weather News, vol. 127, February 1967, 1967, p. 1. Details
- 'Bond, Harold George (1912-)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1476006. Details
- Federation and Meteorology, 2001, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/fam/scripts/fam-dynindex.php3?EID=P003229. Details
Created: 10 May 2001, Last modified: 4 July 2012
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