"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.

Oral Histories

The Forests Commission Retired Personnel Association holds a number of recorded interviews with forestry people about their careers.
These interviews will be added to this page.


Morris Mair added 26 April 2022
Bill Meadows added 21 December 2021
Herb Caldwell added 17 November 2020 (recorded 28 June 2001)
Bill Edgar added 15 July 2020
Bill Middleton added 28 Feb 2020
Bert Semmens from 2000 added 15 Nov 2019
Alan Threader from 2010 added 15 Nov 2019



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Lois DexterOral History(Ed: Walter Zimmer died in 1967)
Bill EdgarOral History