The purpose of this article, at this stage, is to lead you to two documents that discuss the forests in the area of Bendigo.
"The late Graham Pavey retired as Divisional Forester, Western Division in 1967 and when I took charge I found, amongst same miscellaneous papers in the office, his notes on "Forest improvement work in the Bendigo District". No date is given, but it is possible that they can be referred to a refresher course held at the VSF in the 1920's (1928?). I have edited the material only to the extent that an incomplete section which deals with coppice treatment and allied distillation of eucalyptus oil has been deleted, I have added some minor additional comments."
"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)