"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.

Cork Oak Trials In Victoria

John Taylor (bio)

Paper read to the Australian Forest History Society conference in Mt Gambier in October 2015

Cork tree acorns


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  2. Dallman, P R. 1998. Plant Life in the World’s Mediterranean Climates. University of California Press
  3. Hawker, J. 2003. Cork Oaks in Australia. The Botanic Garden BGANZ
  4. Charles Weston MBE, forester and horticulturalist, established Canberra’s urban forest between 1913 and 1926.
  5. Susan Parsons, retrieved from the National Arboretum Website, October 2015
  6. Forests Commission Victoria file 63/792
  7. File 68/1593
  8. Brian Fry, ex Assistant District Forester, pers comm
  9. Athol Hodgson, ex Commissioner of Forests, pers comm