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Biographical entry Shields, Archibald John (1914 - 1995)

MBE

Born
28 May 1914
Kyabram, Victoria, Australia
Died
1995
Occupation
Meteorologist and Teacher

Summary

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.

Details

Events

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

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • 'Mr. A. J. Shields, Deputy Director, Brisbane', Weather News, vol. 45, April 1960, 1960, pp. 4-5. Details
  • 'Vale Arch Shields', Weather News, vol. 310, September 1995, 1995, pp. 56-57. Details
  • Gibbs, William James, 'R D Queensland Retires', Weather News, vol. 240, November 1977, 1977, p. 3. Details

Online Resources

See also

Helen Morgan