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Biographical entry Mitchell, Lynn Raymond (1927 - )

Born
15 July 1927
Kellerberrin, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Meteorologist

Summary

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 Bureau's Australian Capital Territory branch. Mitchell's 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".

Details

Events

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

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • 'Lynn Mitchell Takes Over the Reins in SA RO Fillerup!', Weather News, vol. 250, July 1980, 1980, p. 4. Details

Online Resources

See also

Helen Morgan