Victoria’s Forests & Bushfire Heritage

Vale – Dr Peter Woodgate.

The forestry and spatial science worlds are deeply saddened and shocked by the sudden passing of Dr Peter Wyndham Woodgate on Friday 23rd December 2022. Peter was much admired and loved by his colleagues and friends. He dedicated his career to the study of forests and the use of spatial technologies, with his work having…

Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM).

The Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) is awarded by the Governor General on both Australia Day and Queens Birthday and recognises distinguished service by members of Australian fire services. Congratulations to those many firefighters across the nation that have been awarded today. But it’s been two years (and four missed opportunities) since a Victorian forest…

Sir Albert Lind.

Albert Eli Lind was born on 21 February 1878 at East Charlton in northwest Victoria, but drought drove the family to East Gippsland in 1882 where they settled. Albert attended Lucknow and Bairnsdale State schools and found work in the hop and maize fields. At 12 he was apprenticed to local builders and later self…

Parnaby Doodlings.

David Parnaby graduated from the Victorian School of Forestry (VSF) in 1940 and initially worked for the Forests Commission’s Assessment Branch. He later had postings to Heathcote, Powelltown, Dandenong’s, Bruthen and Beechworth Districts. Promoted as District Forester in 1951, David moved to Cann River, and then later back to Heathcote (1955), Castlemaine (1958) and Daylesford…

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Peter McHugh

Retiring in 2016 after nearly 40 years as a field forester and firefighter in Victoria I now find time to write about the forests and their rich history..

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The 1982-83 Victorian Bushfire Season.
Including Ash Wednesday – 16 February 1983.

A forester’s perspective – Peter McHugh (2022).

Forests and Bushfire History of Victoria: A compilation of short stories. Series 3.

Peter McHugh (2022).

Forests and Bushfire History of Victoria: A compilation of short stories. Series 2.

Peter McHugh (2021).

Forests and Bushfire History of Victoria: A compilation of short stories. Series 1.

Peter McHugh (2020)

Forest Faces : Mysterious carved wooden faces of Gippsland’s forests and roadsides.

Peter McHugh (2021)

1965 Gippsland Bushfires : A reconstruction of events from February to March 1965

Peter McHugh (2020)

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