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Biographical entry Mares, David John (1879 - 1952)

30 January 1879
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
11 August 1952
Avoca Beach, New South Wales, Australia


David Mares was Divisional Meteorologist of the New South Wales regional office of the Bureau of Meteorology, 1918-1944. He served as Wing Commander in the RAAF Meteorological Services during the Second World War.


Mares began his career in meteorology in 1895, and obtained the highest pass marks in meteorology in the Commonwealth Public Service exams in 1910. He authored Know Your Own Weather: Popular Studies in Australian Meteorology, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1930.

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Helen Morgan