It is a great privilege to be leading an organisation as it reaches a significant milestone.
Marking a centenary provides a rare opportunity to pause and reflect on what has changed
over the past 100 years and look forward to the next century.
This book is not intended to chronicle the long and rich history of forestry in NSW.
Forests and timber have helped to build our towns and cities for a century and it would not
be possible to acknowledge all of the many people who have played a role in shaping the
industry we are proud to be a part of today. Instead, this book is, quite literally, a series of
This collection of images captures the beauty and diversity of forests, the rich Aboriginal
cultural heritage, the hard and physical work of forestry, the enduring importance of forests
and timber to communities, the efforts to conserve and protect our unique flora and fauna,
and the evolution of what is one of the most renewable industries. This is a celebration of
the past and present of an industry with a bright future.