It was not the Bureau of Meteorology but rather the Department of Civil Aviation Flight Service Unit which provided aeronautical services at Forrest including hourly weather observations. One of my former colleagues at the Dubbo Flight Service Unit in the 1980's was the last Flight Service Officer at Forrest, Gary Frost. West Australian Airways flew Perth - Kalgoorlie - Forrest - Ceduna - Adelaide twice a week each way, with passengers overnighting at Forrest. Full silver service with uniform waitresses provided breakfast and dinner in the dining room. RAAF Macchi training aircraft flying between Perth and Adelaide had to stop at Forrest to refuel.