Forest Operations Gallery


Post 1939 - Recovery & Salvage

See also: Post 1939 Recovery and Salvage



First, some photos related to general construction.

A series of 5 photos showing FCV firetower construction in the 1970s, probably on Mt Waldron near Cann River.
Apart from equipment hire operators, the employees on site are most likely FCV Crew.

This next series is believed to show FCV firetower construction on Mt Beenak ca. 1957

Poverty Point Redecking 1976 - "The Tramway Bridge over the Thomson River, Poverty Point, Walhalla, was constructed in 1900 by Dorman Long (London, England), and erected by Austral Otis Co (South Melbourne). Used on a seven-mile, horse-worked two-foot gauge railway/tramway, it was built for the Long Tunnel goldmining company mine. It is a prefabricated steel structure, imported from England and consisting of steel girders and tubular steel vertical and diagonal struts. The line was closed between Platina and Walhalla in 1944 and the timber deck was later destroyed by fire. A new timber deck and steel handrail were completed in 1976 by the Forests Commission, and it currently serves as a pedestrian bridge."

Eucalypt Silviculture

See also: Native Forest Silviculture in Victoria
The following slide shows developed by Brian Fry.

Alpine Ash Slide Show
Mountain Ash Slide Show


Aerial Seeding

See also: Seeding Native Forests


Alpine Ash Regeneration - Heyfield 1978
APM Forest Harvesting

See also: APMF - Harvesting


Plantation Extension (PX)
Strzelecki Reforestation

See also: The Strzelecki Project
A New Future for the Heartbreak Hills

Toorongo Reforestation 1987/1989

This gallery comes from photographs provided by Owen Salkin.
It shows aspects of the reforestation program undertaken on the Toorongo Plateau from 1987 to 1989.

See also: Toorongo Plateau Reforestation

Toorongo Plateau 1940s


Search Site Photos

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Obtain the photo file number from the spreadsheet and find the photo in this folder.