Biographical entry Mares, David John (1879 - 1952)
- 30 January 1879
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- 11 August 1952
Avoca Beach, New South Wales, Australia
David John Mares was Divisional Meteorologist of the New South Wales regional office of the Bureau of Meteorology, 1918-1944. He served as Wing Commander in the RAAF Meteorological Services during the Second World War.
Mares began his career in meteorology in 1895, and obtained the highest pass marks in meteorology in the Commonwealth Public Service exams in 1910. He authored Know Your Own Weather: Popular Studies in Australian Meteorology, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1930.
- 'Mr Mares, "The Weather Man," Dies', The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 August 1952, p. 3. Also available at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18277217. Details
- 'Mares, David John (18790130-19520811)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1477053. Details
- Federation and Meteorology, 2001, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/fam/index_m.html. Details
- McIntosh, R. A. and Smith-White, S., 'Irvine Armstrong Watson 1914-1986', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 4, 1989, pp. 405-415. Details
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