The Society publishes an 8-12 page Newsletter 3 times a year. It contains book and museum reviews, details of new publications, details of work in progress, requests for information, updates on what AFHS members are doing, current news and a calendar of national and international conferences. All members of the AFHS are invited to submit articles. Contributions can be sent to

This page only shows the newsletters of the present year, older newsletters can be found in the newsletter archives section (dropdown menu under Newsletter)

AFHS Newsletter No. 87, December, 2022

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.

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. 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.