The opening article for this Blog is clearly still being developed.
The intention is a series of articles that describe at least some of our forests through time - Mt Cole, Wombat, Otways etc
(from a paper written in 2006)
While Aboriginal demands on the forests and woodlands of the region were for shelter, implements and food, early European settlers sought local building materials and fuelwood. This meant when the intensity of settlement and the development of infrastructure increases, so too did the demand for timbers.