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Corporate entry South Australian Woods and Forests Department (c. 1882 - )

State of South Australia

c. 1882
South Australia, Australia
Forest or Timber Industries and Advisory or Regulatory Body


The South Australian Woods and Forests Department was probably the first forestry department formed in the British Commonwealth. In 1902 the Department set up what is believed to be the first pine plantation for commercial use. The following year they set up their own sawmill.

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Summerfield, E. and Keenan, R., 'Leading the establishment of Australia's first forestry organisation: some lessons for today's leaders in forest management', Australian Forestry, vol. 80, no. 2, 2017, pp. 78-87. Details


See also

Ailie Smith