"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.

The Eddy Papers

Alan Eddy (bio)

Alan Eddy graduated from the VSF in 1948 and went on to have a long and distinguished career in the FCV and CFL.  Alan has written extensively about his career, and has very kindly provided his papers to be published on this site.

The first of those papers, The Forestry Family, is available at this link, and it is a "must read" if you wish to get a real flavour of the times from Alan's graduation onwards. The "Family", as Alan so rightly calls it, worked under conditons that are unimaginable today. Below are more of Alan's recollections.

and finally, his Oral History recorded in 2010.

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Alan Eddy and Prince Charles
at the VSF in 1974
Source: FCRPA
Alan Eddy, VSF Principal in 1979
Source: FCRPA