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Wednesday, 9 November 1938


Mr McEWEN (INDI, VICTORIA) (Minister for the Interior) - This is a. matter which has caused me some concern, as I am aware of the widespread confidence in the system which Mr. Inigo Jones adopts in forecasting the weather. As a layman, J. am unable to form any conclusion as to the merits of his process; and as . 1 did not consider that a satisfactory solution of the problem could be obtained by referring the matter to the Commonwealth meteorological authorities for their comment, I have arranged for the Vice-Chancellor of the Melbourne University, that university having been selected by the Commonwealth Government for endowment for the establishment of an associate professorship or lectureship in meteorology, to submit to me the names of the members of a committee which is prepared to undertake an inquiry into the meteorological methods of Mr. Inigo Jones.







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