"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, Governor-General of Australia, Inaugural Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture, August 1996.

Reg Wilson
East Otway Memories

"My working life in the East Otways timber industry began in 1934 when I got a job at Jim Grant's mill at Barramunga. Grant had taken over Alex Sanderson's Barwon mill after Sanderson was acci-dentally killed in 1907. The mill in the Barwon Valley closed during 1923 and Grant then bought a new lot of equipment to run his next four mills at Barramunga. Grant rarely put in an appearance and left the day to day running to his manager, Bob Robertson."