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A Forester's Log
A Forester's Log

A Forester's Log

The Story of John La Gerche and the Ballarat–Creswick State Forest 1882–1897


248 Pages, 5 x 7

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $44.95)

Publication Date: November 1998

ISBN 9780522848397

Rights: US & CA

Melbourne University Press (Nov 1998)

Price: $29.95


John La Gerche managed the Ballatat-Creswick Forest in the 19th century. His pioneering work helped shape the landscape seen today in Victoria, Australia. In this detailed correspondence between a public servant and his bureaucratic masters lies the human story of an ordinary yet remarkable man.

Author Biography

Angela Taylor has worked as a teacher, lecturer, researcher, and archivist in Australia and overseas.