On-Site Publications

FCV Bulletins

FCV Bulletin No. 2 - The Flora of the Far North-West of Victoria, WJ Zimmer, 1940

FCV Bulletin No. 8 - A Description of the Seeds of 70 Victorian Eucalypts (Illustrated), RJ Grose and WJ Zimmer, 1958

FCV Bulletin No. 12 - The Parasitic Forest Dodder-Laurel Cassytha melantha R.Br., L. A. Pederick and WJ Zimmer, 1961

FCV Bulletin No. 14 - The Box-Ironbark Forests of Victoria, Australia, LA Newman, 1961

FCV Bulletin No. 17 - The Importance to Forestry of Quarantine Control, AO Lawrence, 1963

FCV Bulletin No. 20 - Flooding and Regeneration of River Red Gum, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Dehn, BD Dexter, 1967

FCV Bulletin No. 21 - Some Aspects of the Role of Forest Fire in South Eastern Australia, A Hodgson, and A Heislers, 1972

FCV Bulletin No. 22 - The Genetic Resources of the Victorian Eucalypts, L. A. Pederick, 1976 

FCV Bulletin No. 24 - The Flora and Fauna of Radiata Pine Plantations in North-Eastern Victoria, GC Suckling, E Backen, A Heislers, and FG Neumann, 1976

FCV Bulletin No. 25 - The Phasmatid Problem in Mountain Ash Forests of the Central Highlands of Victoria, FG Neumann, JA Harris and CH Wood, 1977

FCV Bulletin No. 26 - The Mount Buffalo Fire, BD Dexter, A Heislers and T Sloan, 1977

FCV Bulletin No. 27 - The Hydrology of Small Forested Catchments in North Eastern Victoria 1. Establishment of the Cropper Creek Project, LJ Bren, DW Flinn, P Hopmans and CJ Leitch, 1979

FCV Bulletin No. 28 - Forest Utilisation and the Flora and Fauna in Booola Boola State Forest in south-eastern Victoria, RH Loyn, MA Macfarlane, EA Chesterfield and JA Harris, 1980

FCV - Miscellaneous Publication No. 6 - The Selection and Development of Fire Fighting Equipment, ED Gill, 1957

FCV - Miscellaneous Publication No. 7 - Handbook of Forestry in Victoria, 1965

FCV - Miscellaneous Publication No. 8 - An Introduction to Victorian Forest Trees, 1961

Forest Insect Pest Control by Aeroplane - JW Bowen, 1931

FCV - State Forests of Victoria - Their Management for Recreation and the Conservation of Flora, Fauna and Landscape, KJ Wareing, 1980

 

Parliament

Fire Legislation 1854

Establishing State Forests - Report from 1864-65

Forest Industries and Forests - Progress Report of the Royal Commission on Foreign Industries and Forests (1871)

Novel Industries, Forests and Rural Instruction - Second Progress Report of the Royal Commission on Foreign Industries and Forests (1872)

Red Gum Report - 1878

Report of the First Conservator - Perrin (1890)

Report on the State Forests of Victoria - Ribbentrop (1896)

Forestry in Victoria, Royal Commission - Report 14 (1897)

Forestry in Victoria, Royal Commission - Report 10, Royalties (1900)

Forests Act 1907

Speech by Minister Lind - Re 1939 Salvage

Evidence to the Rural Reconstruction Commission - FCV (1943)

 

 

VSFA Newsletters

Although it may have started unofficially prior to 1900, in that year there were twenty-one members of the Foresters’ Association of Victoria who had all paid a subscription of five shillings.  In 1986, what had by then become the Victorian State Foresters' Association wound up its affairs because of the dramatically changed nature of the arrangements for forest management in Victoria (see A Fraternity of Foresters, 1994).

In 1934 the Foresters’ Association published its first journal – The Victorian Forester – for the dissemination of semi-technical articles, reviews of publications and service news.  Initially a roneoed publication, from December 1937 it was published as a stiff-covered magazine.  Three editions of these magazines are reproduced below and here is an Index to the contents of these publications. 

The Editorial Committee of the 1940 issue expressed regret at the “unavoidable circumstances” causing the time-lapse after publication of the earlier issue – the outbreak of war and the fires in the summer of 1939.

Publication of The Victorian Forester ceased in 1941.  Although the Association in 1946 considered renewal of a publication, the lack of contributions delayed action.

At its Easter meeting in 1953, the Victorian State Foresters' Association decided to publish a Newsletter in roneoed form using Departmental facilities.  The first of what was to become a long series of The Victorian Foresters Newsletter was published in November 1953, with the initial editors being K.V.M. Ferguson, C.J. Irvine and Dr F.R. Moulds.  After about issue No.30, the Association paid for the printing to be undertaken outside the Department.  The last Newsletter, No.60, was published in December 1985.

Copies of the entire series of these Newsletters (apart from No. 18) are reproduced below. To help find articles of interest a list of Contents is available (Note that No.28 is an Index for Nos. 1-27). In the future it is hoped to provide a more user-friendly way to search for articles of interest.

VSFA NL No.1 (November 1953)

VSFA NL No.2 (March 1954)

VSFA NL No.3 (July 1954)

VSFA NL No.4 (November 1954)

VSFA NL No.5 (March 1955)

VSFA NL No.6 (August 1955)

VSFA NL No.7 (February 1956)

VSFA NL No.8 (December 1956)

VSFA NL No.9 (March 1958)

VSFA NL No.10 (September 1958)

VSFA NL No.11 (August 1959)

VSFA NL No.12 (April 1960)

VSFA NL No.13 (April 1962)

VSFA NL No.14 (August 1962)

VSFA NL No.15 (May 1963)

VSFA NL No.16 (January 1964)

VSFA NL No.17 (July 1964)

VSFA NL No.18 - N/A

VSFA NL No.19 (December 1965)

VSFA NL No.20 (May 1966)

VSFA NL No.21 (December 1966)

VSFA NL No.22 (June 1967)

VSFA NL No.23 (June 1968)

VSFA NL No.24 (February 1969)

VSFA NL No.25 (December 1969)

VSFA NL No.26 (June 1970)

VSFA NL No.27 (December 1970)

VSFA NL No.28 (September 1971)

VSFA NL No.29 (September 1971)

VSFA NL No.30 (May 1972)

VSFA NL No.31 (March 1973)

VSFA NL No.32 (February 1974)

VSFA NL No.33 (July 1974)

VSFA NL No.34 (August 1975)

VSFA NL No.35 (December 1975)

VSFA NL No.36 (April 1976)

VSFA NL No.37 (October 1976)

VSFA NL No.38 (April 1977)

VSFA NL No.39 (December 1977)

VSFA NL No.40 (April 1978)

VSFA NL No.41 (August 1978)

VSFA NL No.42 (December 1978)

VSFA NL No.43 (April 1979)

VSFA NL No.44 (August 1979)

VSFA NL No.45 (December 1979)

VSFA NL No.46 (May 1980)

VSFA NL No.47 (September 1980)

VSFA NL No.48 (December 1980)

VSFA NL No.49 (May 1981)

VSFA NL No.50 (September 1981)

VSFA NL No.51 (January 1982)

VSFA NL No.52 (May 1982)

VSFA NL No.53 (September 1982)

VSFA NL No.54 (December 1982)

VSFA NL No.55 (June 1983)

VSFA NL No.56 (December 1983)

VSFA NL No.57 (June 1984)

VSFA NL No.58 (December 1984)

VSFA NL No.59 (June 1985)

VSFA NL No.60 (December 1985)

Research Reports

Research Branch Reports

This series of Reports of the Research and Biological Survey Branch in FCV spans the period March 1971 to December 1985, with the last being an index following the creation of the Department of Conservation, Forest and Lands.

These reports were intended primarily for internal use, to inform staff as quickly as possible research progress and to record information of relevance to forest management in this State. The reports in this series were unpublished, though quite a number of them were also published in peer reviewed journals or as conference papers.

Whilst complete sets were held in various locations such as regional offices, head office sections, departmental libraries, the School of Forestry and Land Management (Melbourne University and Creswick), field research stations, the Research Branch in Melbourne and at the Mountain Forest Research Station, Sherbrooke, the status of these collections is currently unknown.

Over time it is planned to make as many as possible available on this website as they have significant scientific and historical value, covering a wide range of topics such as silviculture, nursery practice, tree selection and breeding, pests and diseases, and impacts of forestry on flora, fauna, water quality and water yield.

The following reports are our initial start. Follow the links to either view the summary or download the full report. If there is a published version, the reference will be listed at the end of the summary.  Also if the author(s) have biographies on the website, they have also been linked.

 

  1. Studies of Pinus radiata seedling development in the Benalla Nursery in relation to soil physical properties, irrigation and fertilization.  G. Minko.  December 1971.  19 pp.  (Summary)  (Full Report)
  1. The growth of trees under intensive culture in northern Victoria.  R.J. McKimm.  January 1974.  12 pp.  (Summary)  (Full Report)
  1. Genetic variation in Eucalyptus obliqua with special reference to Otway messmate.  L.A. Pederick.  August, 1974.  17 pp.  (Summary)  (Full Report)
  1. Swiss needle cast of Douglas Fir in Victoria 1. Distribution, rate of spread and effects on tree growth.  R.J. McKimm and H.T.L. Stewart.  June 1975.  10 pp.  (Summary)  (Full Report)
  1. The growth of trees under intensive culture in northern Victoria.  R.J. McKimm.  January 1974.  12 pp.  (Summary)  (Full Report)
  1. Effects of water-dispersable polyethylene emulsions on germination and seedling growth of Pinus radiata.  G. Minko.  February 1981.  8 pp.  (Summary)  (Full Report)
  1. Harvesting and site productivity in eucalypt forests. H.T.L. Stewart, D.W Flinn and P. Hopmans. April 1984. 11 pp.  (Summary)  (Full Report)
  1. Nutrient loss from broadcast burning of eucalypt debris in North-east Victoria. H.T.L. Stewart and D.W Flinn. September 1984. 15 pp.  (Summary)  (Full Report)
  1. Changes in bird and mammal populations after harvesting eucalypts for sawlogs and pulpwood in East Gippsland.  R.H. Loyn and M.A. Macfarlane.  November 1984  19 pp. + App.  (Summary)  (Full Report)
  1. A survey of the mammals, birds and vegetation of Compartment 3 and the Errinundra Flora Reserve, Errinundra Plateau, East Gippsland.  G. C. Suckling, R.H. Loyn and I.O. Cook.  December 1984.  26 pp.  (Summary)  (Full Report)
  1. Index to Research Branch Reports.  Numbers 1-310, March 1971-December 1985.  Marion L. Pennicuik.  December 1985.  63 pp.  (Summary)  (Full Report)
Other Research Reports

 

Aerial Seeding of Alpine Ash. R. J. Grose, F. R. Moulds, M. G. Douglas. 1964. Australian Forestry, 28:3

Establishment of agroforestry research trials in Victoria during 1983-85: A report to Victoria's 150th Anniversary Board. P. J. Baldwin, H. T. L. Stewart, W. I. Hamer, P. R. Bird and D. W. Flinn.  March 1986.  32 pp.

Fire Research Branch Reports

The Fire Research Branch Reports listed below span the period up to and including the first 2 years following the creation of the Department of Conservation, Forest and Lands.

These reports were intended primarily for internal use, and were unpublished.

The full suite of reports can be found at this link

 

  1. A Study of the Distribution of Aerially Applied Fire Retardant in Softwood Plantations.  R. Rawson.  December 1977.  8 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Low Intensity Prescribed Burning in Three Pinus radiata Stand Types.  D. S. Thomson.  February 1978.  11 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Fuel Properties Before and After Thinning in Young Radiata Pine Plantations.  D. F. Williams.  July 1978.  13 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Using Fire to Reduce Fuel Accumulations After First Thinning in Radiata Pine Plantations.  P. R. Billing.  January 1979.  13 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Some Effects of Low Intensity Burning on Radiata Pine.  P. R. Billing.  August 1979.  15 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. A Low Intensity Prescribed Burning Operation in a Thinned Radiata Pine Plantation.  P. R. Billing.  October 1980.  9 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Some Aspects of the Behaviour of the Caroline Fire of February 1979.  P. R. Billing.  December 1980.  11 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Changes in Understorey Vegetation in Sherbrooke Forest Following Burning or Slashing.  R. Rawson and B. Rees.  January 1981.  10 pp. + App.  (Full Report)
  1. Hazard Reduction Burning in the Big Desert.  P. R. Billing.  October 1981.  4 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. The Effectiveness of Fuel Reduction Burning: Five Case Histories.  P. R. Billing.  November 1981.  11 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. A Fire Tornado in the Sunset Country January 1981.  P. R. Billing and R. Rawson.  January 1982.  7 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. A Summary of Forest Fire Statistics, 1972-73 to 1980-81.  R. Rawson and B. Rees.  March 1982.  16 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Fuel Moisture Changes Under Radiata Pine.  M. Woodman.  June 1982.  9 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Fuel Reduction Burning in Radiata Pine Plantations.  M. Woodman and R. Rawson.  August 1982.  21 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Project MAFFS/HERCULES: The Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System in Victoria.  R. Rawson, B. Rees, E. Stuckey, D. Turner, C. Wood and M. Woodman.  September 1982.  10 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Using Fire to Reduce Aerial Fuels in First Thinned Radiata Pine.  P. R. Billing and J. V. Bywater.  September 1982.  6 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Fuel Properties Before and After Second Thinning in Radiata Pine.  M. Woodman.  October 1982.  5 pp + App.  (Full Report)
  1. Retardant Distributions from Six Agricultural Aircraft.  B. Rees.  January 1983.  15 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. The Bright Plantation Fire, November, 1982.  N. Watson, G. Morgan and D. Rolland.  April 1983.  8 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Otways Fire No 22 - 1982/83: Aspects of Fire Behaviour.  P. R. Billing.  June 1983.  8 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Otways Fire No 22 - 1982/83: A Case Study of Plantation Protection.  P. R. Billing.  July 1983.  11 pp.  (Full Report)
For copyright reasons post FCV, the following reports are available as downloadable PDF documents linked directly from the DELWP website.
  1. Forest Fire Statistics 1974-75 to 1983-84.  B. Rees.  October 1984.  16 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. The Avoca Fire, 14 January 1985.  P. R. Billing.  (Full Report) Note that sourced from VFH archive as currently unavailable on the DELWP website.
  1. Fuel Management in Radiata Pine Following Heavy First Thinning.  P. Norman.  March 1985.  6 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Effectiveness of Fuel-Reduction Burning.  R. Rawson, P. R. Billing and B. Rees.  October 1985.  49 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Overall Fuel Hazard Guide: Third Edition. G. J. McCarthy, K. Chatto and K. G. Tolhurst. May 1999. 28 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Assessment of the Effectiveness and Environmental Risk of the Use of Retardants to Assist in Wildfire Control in Victoria. J. S. Gould, P. K. Khanna, P. T. Hutchings, N. P. Cheney and R. J. Raison. CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products. February 2000. 44 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Ecological effects of repeated low-intensity fire in a mixed eucalypt foothill forest in south-eastern Australia - Summary report (1984–1999). December 2003. 86 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Effects of repeated low-intensity fire on the understorey of a mixed eucalypt foothill forest in south-eastern Australia. K. G. Tolhurst. December 2003. 28 pp.  (Full Report) Note that sourced from VFH archive as currently unavailable on the DELWP website.
  1. Effects of repeated low-intensity fire on fuel dynamics in a mixed eucalypt foothill forest in south-eastern Australia. K. G. Tolhurst and N. Kelly. December 2003. 22 pp.  (Full Report) Note that sourced from VFH archive as currently unavailable on the DELWP website.
  1. Effects of repeated low-intensity fire on carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in the soils of a mixed eucalypt foothill forest in south-eastern Australia. P. Hopmans. December 2003. 34 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Effects of repeated low-intensity fire on the invertebrates of a mixed eucalypt foothill forest in south-eastern Australia. N. Collett and F. Neumann. December 2003. 14 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Effects of repeated low-intensity fire on bird abundance in a mixed eucalypt foothill forest in south-eastern Australia. R. H. Loyn, R. B. Cunningham and C. Donnelly. December 2003. 26 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Effects of repeated low-intensity fire on terrestrial mammal populations of a mixed eucalypt foothill forest in south-eastern Australia. M. Irvin, M. Westbrooke and M. Gibson. 24 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Effects of repeated low-intensity fire on insectivorous bat populations of a mixed eucalypt foothill forest in south-eastern Australia. M. Irvin, P. Prevett and M. Westbrooke. December 2003. 20 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Effects of repeated low-intensity fire on reptile populations of a mixed eucalypt foothill forest in south-eastern Australia. M. Irvin, M. Westbrooke and M. Gibson. December 2003. 24 pp.  (Full Report)
  1. Overall fuel hazard assessment guide: 4th edition. F. Hines, K. G. Tolhurst, A. A. G. Wilson and G. J. McCarthy. July 2010. 41 pp.  (Full Report)

 

General Publications

A Fraternity of Foresters - Jack Gillespie & John Wright, (1994)

A History of Forestry in Australia - Carron LT (1985) ANUP

A History of the Forests and Forestry in East Gippsland - Douglas MG (2007) (bio)

Alf Leslie (1921-2009) - I Ferguson et al (The International Forestry Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2009)

As If For A Thousand Years - D Clode (2006)

Box-Ironbark in Victoria's State Forests - P Fagg, O Bassett, 2015 (Copyright: State of Victoria - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence) (Hi res version - 168MB)

Bushfire and Knowledge - DELWP (2017)

The Bush Fire Brigades in Victoria, Australia - AV Galbraith (Empire Forestry Journal, Vol 16, No.1, July 1937)

Circumspice '59 - P Lawson, R Smith, B Fry (2010)

Forest Assessment in the Alps - Heislers A (2013)

Forestry in Victoria - O Jones (Empire Forestry Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1926)

Forestry at Creswick and the University, 1910-1997 - Chapter 7 - Falvey L & Bardsley B (1997)

From Fjords to Eucalypt Forests - Bjarne K Dahl's Journey, P Evans (2010)

Gateway to a Man's Career - P Lawson 

A New Beginning - The Story of Heyfield and the Sawmilling Industry 1945-1995 - Howell B (1995) 

Handbook of Forestry in Victoria - FCV (1928) (Hi res version)

Handbook of Forestry in Victoria - FCV (1935)

High Elevation Mixed Species in Victoria's State Forests  - Sebire I & Fagg P (2009)

Institutional Continuity and Change in Victoria’s Forests and Parks 1900-2010 (Thesis) - Doolan B (2015)

Low Elevation Mixed Species in Victoria's State Forests - Murphy S, Hateley R, Fagg P (2013)

Man of the Forest - David Drangsholt (2014)

Management of Victoria's Publicly-owned Native Forests for Wood Production - Turner et al (2011)

Mountain Ash in Victoria's State Forests - Flint A & Fagg P (2007)

Mountain Ash - A general treatise on its silviculture, management and utilisation - Galbraith AV (1937)

National Forest Policy Statement - Commonwealth of Australia, 2nd Edition, 1995

Natural Order. A Descriptive Survey of Victoria's Forest Institutions - Doolan B (2018)

Notes and Suggestions on Forest Conservancy in Victoria - F d’A Vincent (1887) (Transcribed)

Ordeal by Fire - WS Noble (1977)

Paper Pulp from Australian Eucalypt Timbers - A New Industry - AV Galbraith (Empire Forestry Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, December 1937)

Preferred Options for Future Wood Production in Victoria - FCV (1982) 

Report of the Royal Commission into the 1939 Fires - LEB Stretton (1939)

The 1939 Bushfires - Sun News-Pictorial (1939)

The 1965 Gippsland Fires - P McHugh (2020)

The Disastrous Forest Fires of January 1939, in Victoria - AV Galbraith (Empire Forestry Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1, July 1939)

The Flora of Ulupna Island Reserve - TB Muir (1972), Muelleria. 2

The School Endowment Plantation Scheme of Victoria, Australia - WW Gay (Empire Forestry Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1, July 1938)

The Strzeleckis - A New Future for the Heartbreak Hills - WS Noble (1974)

Second Fire Ecology Symposium - FCV and Monash University (1970)

Third Fire Ecology Symposium - FCV and Monash University (1974)

Timber Industry Strategy - Victorian Government (1986)

Tree Decline in Rural Victoria - Institute of Foresters of Australia (1980)