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 reproduced below.
Maffra Newspaper Article 1946
Save the Forests A Ker, 1950 (Empire Forestry Review, Vol. 29, No. 2)
Save the Forests - Scout Involvement CE Isaac, 1945
Principal Timber Trees. FCV 1925
Principal Australian Eucalypts. FCV. 1924
"Let us regard the forest as an inheritance, not to be destroyed or devastated, but to be wisely used, reverently honoured and carefully maintained. Let us regard the forest as a gift, entrusted to any of us only for transient care, to be surrendered to posterity as an unimpaired property, increased in riches and augmented in blessings, to pass as a sacred patrimony from generation to generation."
Baron Ferdinand von Mueller - Suggestions on the Maintenance, Creation and Enrichment of Forests (1879)