This issue covers a wide range of interests of our contributors, and reflects the diversity that comes under the heading of “forest history”. There are two feature articles. The first, from Peter McHugh, is our cover story on the old Frankston State Pine Plantation located in what is now suburban Melbourne. The second feature article is by Michael Roche who takes us to New Zealand for his second instalment about the Diggers Sawmill Company.
Author Archives: Forestry
AFHS Newsletter No. 86, September, 2022
We cover the world in this issue (our bit of it anyway), from New Zealand to Western Australia, and most states in between, along with a side trip to Wales.
AFHS Newsletter No. 85, April, 2022
This issue of the newsletter features a wide variety of materials displaying the diversity of the AFHS. The title article takes us to New Zealand and is followed by a piece about concerns about the redevelopment of the Australian Forestry School site in Canberra, an article on forestry in WW2 (our contribution to Anzac Day), a digression to the south Pacific, Robert Onfray’s always entertaining blogs, and John Dargavel’s short article on Ukrainian foresters. Enjoy reading!
AFHS Newsletter No. 84, December, 2021
A special on forestry on Islands. The Islands discussed include: Fraser Island, Kangaroo Island, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, and Great Barrier Reef Island. There is also an article on forestry in there Territory of Papua when it was administered by Australia.
AFHS Newsletter No. 83, August, 2021
The August 2021 newsletter has a heavy emphasis on Victoria starting with an article by Roger Smith on the Ron Grote the first chairman of the Forestry Commission of Victoria. Another Victorian focused contribution is that on the Disabled Diggers Making Wooden Tobacco Pipes in Melbourne. Other articles discuss the creation of the environment Department in 1971, new publications, a timber tramline in NSW and more.
AFHS Newsletter No. 82, April, 2021
The April 2021 issue has a cover article on the Lake Corangamite Timber Barge and an introductory article by the new AFHS president Juliana Lazzari.