"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.

"A forward step was the establishment in 1926 of a Silvicultural Branch to conduct investigations into the methods of treatment and growth of both local and introduced species." Source: Handbook of Forestry in Victoria, 1928