Hunt, Henry Ambrose (1866-1946)

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Henry Ambrose Hunt (1866-1946), meteorologist, was born on 7 February 1866 in London, son of Edwin Jackson Hunt, marine engineer, and his wife Annie, née Padley. After three years with his family in St...

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Henry Ambrose Hunt was the first Commonwealth Meteorologist of the Bureau of Meteorology (1907-1931), and co-authored, along with E.T. Quayle and T. Griffith Taylor, the first text-book on Australian meteorology, , 1913.

Hunt began his meteorological career as an assistant to H. C. Russell in Sydney. He had already won an international prize for his work on the Southerly Buster when appointed as Australia's first Commonwealth Meteorologist in 1907. He was immediately despatched on a world trip to assess the latest developments in meteorology. Although he provided outstanding scientific leadership to the early Bureau, he fought a long and difficult battle through the period of the First World War and the Great Depression to obtain the resources needed to build the networks and scientific basis for Australia's meteorological services.

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  1. Hunt, Henry Ambrose
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Hunt, Henry Ambrose (1866-1946), Meteorologist
    Walsh, G. P.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 9, 405
  3. Hunt, Henry Ambrose
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  4. Federation and Meteorology
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

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