"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.

Oral Histories

The Forests Commission Retired Personnel Association holds a number of recorded interviews with forestry people about their careers.
As permission is gained to publish these interviews they will appear on this page.

Latest - Val Cleary from 2001 added on 25 September 2019