"The past is never fully gone. It is absorbed into the present and the future. It stays to shape what we are and what we do."
Sir William Deane, Governor-General of Australia, Inaugural Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture, August 1996.

Alfred John Leslie

A VSF Graduate of 1941, Alfred John Leslie left the FCV to have a prominent international carreer in forestry.

Alf Leslie (1921-2009) - I Ferguson et al (The International Forestry Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2009)

RG Lindsay

One of the First VSF Students

What follows is an extract from “The Leafy Tree - My Family”, by Daryl Lindsay.
It concerns Reginald Graham Lindsay, one of the first six students enrolled at the VSF.

Peter McHugh

First Year with FCV

The article here, written by Peter, covers his first year of work with the FCV in 1978.

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Jim McKinty & Bert Semmens

VSF students 1934-36

Paraphrased from Jim’s notes and from Bert’s unpublished Recollections: My career in Forestry

Bill Meadows

The Man Who Named Lake Elizabeth

Peter Greig (bio)

Written on 7 December 2015

Lake Elizabeth stretches languidly for a kilometre along the heavily forested valley of the East Barwon River, about seven kilometres east of the little township of Forrest, on the Otway Ranges’ northern slopes. It’s a popular attraction for campers, walkers, and canoeists, not least because you can spot platypus – in the early morning and at twilight – if you’re lucky.