The Australian Forest History Society advances forest history through:

  • issuing a newsletter 3 times a year;
  • holding national conferences every 3-4 years; and
  • other means.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of the Society is to advance historical understanding of human interactions with Australian forest and woodland environments. The Society has the following objectives in support of the aim:

  • the conduct and encouragement of research and studies of Australian forest history;
  • the dissemination of scholarly research, studies and information on Australian forest history by publications, meetings, conferences, workshops, electronic means of communication or other means;
  • the promotion of interest in Australian forest history;
  • co-operation with organisations and persons within Australia or elsewhere having similar interests and objectives;
  • the identification of, and dissemination of information on, sources for forest history research;
  • the promotion of the retention and safe custody of source materials for forest history research.

The Society does not become involved in current debates on forest policy. It does not engage in advocacy except in relation to its aim and objectives. To ensure that the Society is seen to be free of any particular interest group, it has neither sought nor accepted sponsorship of its activities. 


PresidentJuliana Lazzari 
SecretaryKevin Frawley
TreasurerFintan O’Laighin
Committee membersPeter Evans, Stuart Pearson
Public OfficerKevin Frawley
Newsletter Co-ordinatorFintan O’Laighin
Life MemberJohn Dargavel