Bob Dingle

Vale- Bob Dingle

Station Year Season Job
Heard Island 1951 Winter MET / OIC
Mawson 1954 Winter
Macquarie Island 1956 Winter
Davis 1957 Winter
Wilkes 1959 Winter

We received information today on the passing of an ANARE pioneer, Bob Dingle aged 95, at his nursing home in Swansea. Tasmania.

Bob was a pioneer weather man and Station leader who wintered seven times between 1950 and 1968, serving first at Heard Island in 1951.  Mawson 1954, 1956 at Macquarie, Davis 1957 and Station Leader Wilkes 1959 taking over from the USARP. A fulsome obituary of Bob’s Antarctic (and WWII  career) will also appear in the forthcoming Aurora.

Email received D. Dodd 13/9/16