"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.

Documents and Publications

An on-line library of historical documents and publications is available to view and download, however please respect any copyright that may apply. Whilst the collection is extensive, it is by no means complete, and is continually added to as documents are discovered in various archives and personal collections. Contributions to the collection are most welcome, and arrangements can be made by contacting the Site Editor.

For ease in searching the library, documents and publications have been grouped under the following categories and sub-categories.


(Enquiries & Reports / Legislation / Policy / Year Book Extracts / FCV Annual Reports)


(History of Forestry / History of Fire / Personal Stories)


(Silviculture & Tree Breeding / Inventory & Assessment / Plantations / Fire / Pests & Diseases / Environment & Ecology /  Recreation)


(FCV Bulletins / FCV Technical Papers / Research Branch Reports (unpubl) / Research Reports /  Fire Research Branch Reports (unpubl) / Miscellaneous Publications)


(The Victorian Forester / VSFA Newsletters)