Australian Forest History Society Oral History

Australian Forest History Society

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Collection of interviews regarding the history of forest use, forest management, and forest conservation in Queensland.
A collection of interviews of people associated with forest management, use, research, and forest conservation. The transcriptions include the work of people in numerous professions: managerial foresters, forest leaders, forest rangers, National Park officers, and those in specialist work areas (surveying, cartography, plant machinery, administration).
Item 1: Dr Gary Bacon - One typed summary and one typed transcript. Dr Gary Bacon was appointed as an Executive Director with the Department of Primary Industries, Forestry, in 1995. The interview covers his career as far as his service as the head of the Marketing Development Group before his promotion to the chief of the Forest Research Branch in the late 1980s.
Item 2: Trevor Bannon - One typed summary and one typed transcript. The interview covers the experiences of Trevor Bannon as former Manager of Survey and Mapping in the Department of Forestry, Queensland.
Item 3: Mervyn Cooper - One typed summary and one typed transcript. Mervyn Cooper began his Forestry Service as a Juvenile Labourer and ended it 43 years later as a Senior Forest Ranger.
Item 4: Herbert Sydney Curtis - One typed summary and one typed transcript. Herbert Curtis began his career with the Sub-Department of Forestry, transferring to the National Parks and Wildlife Service at its formation.
Item 5: Samuel Dansie - One typed summary and one typed transcript. Samuel Dansie was a farmer from Millaa Millaa who began his Forestry career as a workman in 1951, became an expert rainforest botanist, and retired as an Inspector in 1988.
Item 6: Grace and Trevor Fanton - One typed summary and one typed transcript. This interview covers the experiences of the Fantons working in the Queensland Forestry Department.
Item 7: Cecil Haley - One typed summary and one typed transcript. Cecil was a forester, who, after many years directing silvicultural research, became Conservator of Forests in Queensland.
Item 8: Richard Healy - One typed summary, two poems, and one typed transcript. Richard Healy began his career as a temporary clerk in the Sub-Department of Forestry in 1934 and ended it as the Secretary and Chief Inspector of the rural Fires Board in 1978.
Item 9: Beverley Holzworth - One typed summary and one typed transcript. This interview covers the experiences of Beverley Holzworth in Forestry Survey Camps in the 1960s and her recollections of later times in Forestry.
Item 10: Peter Holzworth - One typed summary and one typed transcript. This interview covers the experiences of Peter Holzworth as a Forester, District Forester and Manager in the Department of Forestry Queensland in the latter half of the 20th century.
Item 11: Frances Duncan - One typed summary and one typed transcript. This interview covers the experiences of Frances Duncan in Forestry. She is the widow of Forest Ranger, Eric Duncan.
Item 12: Len Irvine - One typed summary and one typed transcript. Len Irvine was a Forest Ranger and Inspector in the Forestry Department in Queensland.
Item 13: Peter Kanowski - One typed summary and one typed transcript. This interview covers the experiences of Peter Kanowski with the Queensland Department of Forestry as District Forester, Manager and Director.
Item 14: Maureen Kanowski - One typed summary and one typed transcript. The experiences of Maureen Kanowski and her social life in association with the Queensland Department of Forestry.
Item 15: John Kelly - One typed summary and one typed transcript. The experiences of John Kelly in Forestry, including his term as Conservator of Forests, Queensland.
Item 16: Jack Martyn - One typed summary and one typed transcript. The experiences of Jack Martyn in his positions primarily as a government officer of the Queensland Department of Forestry and the Queensland rural Fires Board. Also his early biography and war service.
Item 17: Frank McCaul - One typed summary and one typed transcript. The experiences of Frank McCaul as administrator in the Department of Forestry, Queensland - generally in the latter half of the 20th century. Also his time as Director of Administration in that Department.
Item 18: Dr Garth Nikles - One typed summary and one typed transcript. The experiences of Dr Garth Nikles in Forestry Queensland, especially in regard to forestry tree breeding. Garth Nikles is a Forester who specialised in Forest Genetics and he has earned international recognition for his work with tropical pines.
Item 19: Dick Pegg - One typed summary and one typed transcript. The experiences of Dick Pegg and his role in many facets of forestry research and management in Queensland forestry.
Item 20: Ted Rees - One typed summary and one typed transcript. The experiences of Ted Rees in the Forestry Department in Brisbane, particularly in the Marketing Division.
Item 21: Stuart Rumballe - One typed summary and one typed transcript. The experiences of Stuart Rumballe as Senior Plant Inspector with the Queensland Department of Forestry.
Item 22: James Peter Stanton - One typed summary and one typed transcript. The experiences of James Stanton in the Forestry Department and National Parks in Queensland.
Item 23: Rene Ungerman - One typed summary and one typed transcript. The experiences of Rene Ungerman in the Department of Forestry Queensland. His early years as forest surveyor and his advancement to Supervising Engineering Surveyor.
Item 24: Clive Price - One typed summary and one typed transcript. Clive Price is a Forester who began his Forestry course after serving in the RAAF. After approximately 25 years in the Forestry Department, he transferred to the newly formed National Parks and Wildlife Service as its initial Deputy Director.
Item 25: John Brian Schaumberg - One typed summary and one typed transcript. John Schaumberg was a Forester who progressed through various positions in the Department of Forestry and was in charge of Forest Research.
Item 26: James Smart - One typed summary and one typed transcript. James Smart began his Forestry career as a Cadet Forester in 1943 and completed it as Conservator of Forests in 1985.
Item 27: Wallace Smith - One typed summary and one typed transcript. Wallace Smith began work in the Sub-Department of Forestry in 1938 as a clerk in Brisbane, then became an 'apprentice' to Charlie Watson. In the 1960s, he was sent to complete a course at NC State and became one of Australia's leading timber experts. After retirement, he was involved in the selection of timbers for Parliament House in Canberra and the Federal Law Courts in Brisbane.
Item 28: James Bardsley - One typed summary and one typed transcript. James Bardsley had a long career in the Department of Forestry, both as a field officer and in charge of a Forest Products Research Branch.
Item 29: Neil and Joan Hinson - One typed summary and one typed transcript. Neil Hinson began his Forestry life as a Cadet Forester in the Sub-Department of Forestry, progressing through the ranks to District Forester in Mackay and Yarraman, O/C H&M, and finally Director of Technical Services. Along the way, he married Joan Williams, who had been a clerk/typist in HO.
Item 30: William Hoyle - One typed summary and one typed transcript. William Hoyle began his Forestry career on Fraser Island as a Juvenile Labourer in 1935. He served in the Army in World War 2, was promoted through the Forest Ranger ranks to Senior Forest Ranger, and spent the last 19 years of his working life at the major exotic plantation centre of Toolara.
Item 31: Arthur Leis - One typed summary and one typed transcript. Arthur Leis was a carpenter who built fire towers for the Department of Forestry in the 1960s-1990s.
Item 32: George Venz - One typed summary and one typed transcript. George Venz came from a dairy farming background to be a Forestry labourer who rose through the ranks to a Senior Forest Ranger position.
Item 33: Penelope Bardsley - One typed summary and one typed transcript. Penelope Bardsley is married to Jim Bardsley (see Item 28), who progressed through the Department of Forestry to head the Forest Products Research Branch.
Item 34: One CD containing the transcripts of the Australian Forest History Society Oral History.
The Australian Forest History Society was formed in 1988 '...to advance historial understanding of human interactions with Australian forest and woodland environments'.
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OH 133, Australian Forest History Society Oral History, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Australia.
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