"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.


Site Library

An on-line library of historical documents and publications is available to view and download, however please respect any copyright that may apply. Whilst the collection is extensive, it is by no means complete, and is continually added to as documents are discovered in various archives and personal collections. Contributions to the collection are most welcome, and arrangements can be made by contacting the Site Editor.

For ease in searching the library, documents and publications have been thematically grouped. Please take the time to look at the Collection notes, where provided, as they provide a brief background and historical context.

The "Carver Papers", acquired in May 2022, are available at the bottom of the page. You will find some of the documents in the Carver Collection are duplicated by papers collected and made available before the "Papers" came into our possession. If there are documents produced by the Victorian Parliament that you think may be useful, but they are not available on this site then use the link below.

Looking for historic Victorian legislation? Try the link below.


Here is a Red Gum Bibliography compiled by Barrie Dexter.


All available VicForest Annual Reports are in the Site Library. For the years 2006-07 to 2014-15, and the year 2017-18 we have added Sustainability Reports, that were originally published separately, to the end of the relevant Annual Report.

Annual Reports

FCV Bulletins


FCV Forest Research Reports
Collection notes

FCV & Other
Fire Research Reports
Collection notes

FCV Technical Papers
Collection notes


VSFA Newsletters
Collection Notes

Public Land Forestry & Fire

Private Land Forestry/Tree Growing/Advice