Victoria's Forestry Heritage

A History of Management

North Jamieson Assessment 1959

The Last Job with Pack Horses?

In a discussion in August 2018, Bernie Evans indicated that he thought this assessment was probably the last to be conducted using pack horses.

"The main summer programme comprised assessment surveys of alpine ash forests in the Mt. Misery locality of Omeo forest district, in the vicinity of the Bluff in the headwaters of the North Jamieson river in Mansfield forest district, and in the Mt. Ewen locality near Dargo in Briagolong forest district. These were based on systematic sampling at close intervals and were greatly facilitated by the use of aerial photo interpretation."

Source: FCV Annual Report, 1958/59


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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.