Victoria's Forestry Heritage

A History of Management

Bill Ah Chow

 The Man from Moscow Villa

"The horses were hired from Bill Ah Chow – one of the legends of the area – who mounted fire watch on Mount Nugong on danger days during the summer".

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“They don’t make them like they used to!”

Ian Hastings, 2018 (bio)


Many of us will have particular amusing (and perhaps not so amusing) memories and anecdotes about experiences and people we came across during our careers with the Forests Commission. My first posting after completing VSF studies was to the Yarram District in 1970. Ken Sheldon was the District Forester, with John Booth, Forester and Jack Clarke and John Blythman as Forest Overseers. I assisted John, Jack and John on a range of programs, the Strzelecki re-forestation program, the PX plantation program, timber harvesting supervision and the fuel reduction program.

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Featured Articles

Peter McHugh - a VSF Graduate of 1977 - writes here about his first year of work.

 

Have a look at this wonderful article by Arnis Heislers about Alpine Assessments in the 1960's.

 

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