William “Bill” Monkhouse

Vale William “Bill” Monkhouse

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On 13 August 2012 aged 90 years old, Bill passed peacefully away at home surrounded by his family.

Bill was a meteorologist from South Australia who was a member of the first expedition to Macquarie Island in1948 and he reported that the expedition party of 13 mainly comprised scientists.

Prior to his time at Macquarie Island he spent one year on tiny Willis Island in the Coral Sea with two others in a similar capacity.  He found this to be a real contrast to Macquarie in so many aspects.

This information was provided by his widow, Audrey Monkhouse.