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Memorial entrance gate commemorates Clarence John Trist who was Secretary of Forestry Department from 1919 to 1953. Clarence Trist was instrumental in preserving National Parks.
Clarence (Clarry) John Melrose Trist, was in charge of administration rather than the scientific side of Forestry. He was also given the task of managing National Parks in Queensland and overseeing legislation in relation to rural fire matters and sandalwood harvesting. He was a well-loved family man with many interests outside forestry. Clarrie Trist was the brother of Alan Trist who was the permanent head of the Forestry Department from 1964 to 1970.
Source : The Brothers Trist, Champions of Forestry, Peter Holzworth 2006
|Address:||Canyon Parade , Warrie National Park , Springbrook, 4213|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -28.220731|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - State|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 11th March, 1937|
This entrance is a memorial To the late CLARENCE JOHN MELROSE TRIST Who as Secretary of the Forestry Department From 1919 to 1953, did so much To apply the National Parks Philosophy In the State of Queensland
His ideal was to preserve as nearly as possible In their primeval condition some fragments Of the original Australia, And to keep them unspoilt and untouched, Not only for our enjoyment, but for that Of our children and their children For all time.