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A O Lawrence's Opening Address - pdf 155kb.
Alfred Oscar Lawrence was responsible for implementing Stretton's recommendations on public land in Victoria after the 1939 fires. In his opening address to the Fire Ecology Symposium at Monash University in 1969 as Forests Commission Chairman and in the twilight of his career, he implores staff not to let our forests and parks be destroyed by fear of criticism or lack of faith in technology.
In his keynote address to senior officers at the Forests Commission Fire Protection School at Marysville in 1963, E D (Ted) Gill, then Chief, Division of Forest Protection, makes a case for fuel reduction on public land close to private property.
Mervin Bill's oral evidence to Judge Stretton's 1939 Royal Commission - pdf 142kb.
Mervin Bill, Chief Draftsman Of the Forests Commission gives an account of aerial fire
patrols before the second world war.
Forest Fire (Victoria) Inc.
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