Noel's (Mopsy) first job in 1956 was an assistant patrolman with the Orbost Shire. He started work with the Forests Commission in 1957 when he was employed as a treemarker to assist with surveying roads in the Cann River District.
Fiona was one of the first intake of female students at VSF in 1976. She graduated from VSF in 1978, and then obtained her BForSci (Hons) at Melbourne University in 1981. She was awarded the Caltex Woman Graduate of the Year for Victoria, and used her award to study at Oregon State University, receiving an MSc in forest modelling in 1983.
Brian graduated from the VSF in 1961, and from 1962 to 1966 he was posted to both the Swifts Creek and Mansfield Forest Districts, and then to Assessment Branch before spending a year at Rennick.
Kenneth (Ken) graduated from the School of Forestry in 1947 and was later awarded the Diploma of Forestry Victoria.
"Let us regard the forest as an inheritance, not to be destroyed or devastated, but to be wisely used, reverently honoured and carefully maintained. Let us regard the forest as a gift, entrusted to any of us only for transient care, to be surrendered to posterity as an unimpaired property, increased in riches and augmented in blessings, to pass as a sacred patrimony from generation to generation."
Baron Ferdinand von Mueller - Suggestions on the Maintenance, Creation and Enrichment of Forests (1879)