Johnston, John (1908-1980)

Also known as
Johnston, Jack (1908-1980)
Field of activity
Meteorologist; Teacher
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John (Jack) Johnston worked for the Bureau of Meteorology from 1938 to1968, where he was appointed Deputy Director in Hobart (1959-1964) and in Sydney (1964-1968). After completing his education at the Christian Brothers' College in Melbourne and at the University of Melbourne (BSc, DipEd), Johnston worked as a teacher with the Victorian Department of Education (1925-1938). He then Transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as an Education Officer and joined the Bureau of Meteorology (RAAF Meteorological Service). During his thirty years with the Bureau Jack Johnston established close relationships with the media, particularly the Melbourne press and radio. He was a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

  • Career position - Teacher with the Victorian Department of Education
  • Career position - Transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as an Education Officer and joined the Bureau of Meteorology (RAAF Meteorological Service)
  • Education - Undertook the forecaster's course at the Bureau
  • Career position - Meteorologist in charge at Darwin
  • Career position - Meteorologist with the Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne
  • Career position - Deputy Director of the Hobart Bureau
  • Career position - Deputy Director of the Sydney Bureau

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Johnston, John
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Obituaries [Jack Johnston]
    Published: 1980
    Series: Weather News, 249, May 1980, 4
  3. Mr. J. Johnston - Deputy Director, Hobart
    Published: 1960
    Series: Weather News, 45, April 1960, 3-4
  4. Federation and Meteorology
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

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