"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.

Native Forests - Overview

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


History of Timber Production From the Lower Murray

 Malcolm McKinty 2018 (bio)

(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.

Mount Disappointment Forest


This article is still being developed


All we have so far is this map produced in 1971 showing historical sawmill sites and tramways.