The conferences of the Australian Forest History Society are held every three to five years. For more than 30 years, the AFHS has hosted its meetings in very different locations and forest environments around Australia and in New Zealand.

At our conference, historians, foresters, wildlife managers and other professionals make new connections with colleagues in wildlife science, research, business and education. Current research and new insights as well as collaborations grow out of these meetings.

Each conference also includes field-trips to forest plantations, conservation areas and timber mills and other infrastructure of historical interest. This event is often the highlight of AFHS conferences.

Below you find a list of the 9 conferences and the links either direct you to the programme and proceedings of each conference. Any future conferences will also be announced in this space.

Past conferences

  1. Canberra, ACT, May 1988
  2. Creswick, Vic, Dec 1992
  3. Jervis Bay, JBT, Nov 1996
  4. Gympie, Qld, Apr 1999
  5. Hobart, Tas, Feb 2002
  6. Augusta, WA, Sep 2004
  7. Christchurch, NZ, Jan-Feb 2007
  8. Lismore, NSW, June 2010
  9. Mount Gambier, SA, October 2015