"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.

Historical Videos

The FCRPA has a YouTube Channel containing a collection of historical videos related to forestry activities.

The Association remains indebted to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image for digitizing the original films held by the Forests Commission and for their ongoing care and management.

The two Isuzu tanker videos were produced by Rawdon Sthradher. Rawdon was originally a photographer and video producer with the Soil Conservation Authority and then CFL in all its various guises for 12 years. He freelanced for the next 20 years, and in that time still did quite a bit of work for Fire Management, Fisheries and other sections of the Department.

The collection has been thematically grouped, with links to each provided below