"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.

Jim McKinty

James (Jim) graduated from the VSF in 1936 and, until December 1941, was attached to Forest Assessment.

Ken Harrop

Kenneth (Ken) graduated from the School of Forestry in 1947 and was later awarded the Diploma of Forestry Victoria.

Mal McKinty

Malcolm graduated from the VSF in 1965 and achieved a Master of Environmental Science in 1992.

Noel Fraser

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. 

Arnis Heislers

Arnis graduated from the VSF in 1960, and with a BSc from the University of Melbourne in 1963.   

David Parnaby

David graduated from the VSF in 1940 and was first appointed to the Assessment Branch. 

Richard Rawson

Richard graduated from the VSF in 1968 and the University of Melbourne in 1971.

Bert Semmens

Herbert (Bert) graduated from the VSF in 1936 and was sent to Bendigo Forest District.