Bruce Hamon was born in Sydney in 1917, but spent his childhood and primary school years at Bawley Point. His secondary schooling was at St Patrick’s College, Goulburn. Bruce then studied science and engineering at Sydney University. He joined the CSIRO in 1941, and remained with them until retiring in 1979. Initially he worked on electrical standards, but in 1957 he transferred to the Division of Fisheries (later the Division of Oceanography) at Cronulla, where his interests were ocean currents, tides and mean sea levels. Bruce’s other interests were fishing, canoeing, bushwalking, birdwatching and woodwork. He passed away in 2014.