Victoria's Forestry Heritage

A History of Management

"The past is never fully gone. It is absorbed into the present and the future. It stays to shape what we are and what we do."
Sir William Deane, 1996




Founded in 1979, the Association brings together former employees of the Forests Commission who still retain their love of the bush, are proud of their achievements and enjoy the camaraderie of their former associates:

  • to enable them to meet at regular intervals to renew old friendships, discuss and take action on matters of mutual interest and partake in social entertainment
  • to establish and maintain Forestry Heritage Museum
  • to collect, preserve and maintain forest memorabilia for the benefit of the general public and future generations

Membership to the Association is open to any retired former employee of the Forests Commission.



Featured Publications

The Eddy Papers

Forestry Family
VSF 1946-48
Bruthen/Nowa Nowa 1949-50

Mirboo North 1952-53
Heyfield 1953-54
Maryborough mid-1950s
VSF Lecturer 1954-66
VSF Principal 1969-1978

Thesis: Brian Doolan

The Thesis
Background Document

The Bjarne K Dahl Trust has given the FCRPA permission to provide a link to, and use extracts from, Bjarne K Dahl's Journey authored by Peter Evans.

Chapter 7 of Falvey L and Bardsley B (1997)  is entitled Forestry at Creswick and the University, 1910-1997. The chapter is made available with permission from the authors.



All photos on this page, and a few others on the site, were obtained from the VicFlora website. It is a site well worth visiting. The photos are available under Creative Commons Licence CC BY-NC-SA 4.0