Victoria's Forestry Heritage

A History of Management

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.



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

 Alan Eddy, VSF Principal in 1979
Source: FCRPA




Featured Publications

Circumspice '59
- Lawson, Smith & Fry

Leon Pederick - A Forester's Tale

The Eddy Papers

Brian Doolan's Papers

The Bjarne K Dahl Trust has given the FCRPA permission to provide a link to, and use extracts from, Bjarne K Dahl's Journey authored by Peter Evans.

Chapter 7 of Falvey L and Bardsley B (1997)  is entitled Forestry at Creswick and the University, 1910-1997. The chapter is made available with permission from the authors.