"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.

Save the Forests

 

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In 1945 there was a well-resourced Campaign called "Save the Forests".  It was a significant campaign with input from a wide range of Government and private organisations.

Roger Smith has provided a collection of pamphlets from that time that were held by his father, Frank Smith, who in 1946 was the "Field Officer" of the Campaign. There are extensive typewritten notes of his activities during this period which may be a useful addition to this article.

The pamphlets are shown below.

Campaign Poster from about 1945

Second Report of Activities

Structure

Country Organisation

Activities

Growing Eucalypts

Forest Week 1945

School Camps

Water

Introduction

Seed Collection

 

Also Maffra newspaper article from 1946

Field Report by Frank Smith - 1946