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100 years of Forestry Time Capsule Plaque : 03-08-2013
100 years of Forestry Time Capsule Plaque : 03-08-2013

Photographs supplied by John Huth

The time capsule commemorate 100 years of forestry in Queensland.

Commercial forestry production has been a part of Queensland for more than 100 years since George Leonard Board became Queensland's first Inspector of Forests in 1900. He was the first of a line of forestry heads who progressively refined forest management to a commercial science that balanced ecological needs with community needs for timber, recreation and multiple uses such as grazing and bee-keeping.

When Board was appointed, Forestry was a branch of the Department of Public Lands. His staff consisted of two forest rangers, and, for the annual salary of £500, he administered a rapidly growing industry throughout the state. From a branch in the Public Lands Department, Forestry became variously the Department of Forestry, the Queensland Forest Service and DPI Forestry, a business group within the former Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries.

In 2006, commercial plantation forestry operations and commercial native forest operations were split with the former being managed by a Queensland Government plantation forestry corporation – Forestry Plantations Queensland Pty Ltd – and the latter by Forest Products, a business group within the Queensland Department of the Environment and Resource Management. This restructuring of Queensland Government forestry operations businesses culminated in 2010 with the sale of the Forestry Plantations Queensland Pty Ltd business to Hancock Queensland Plantations, a company managed by Hancock Timber Resource Group. While the one-time Forestry Department had responsibility for almost all forest-related activities in Queensland (including national parks), forestry management is now spread across several Queensland Government agencies and the private sector.



Address:Steve Irwin Way , Forestry Office Complex, Beerburrum, 4517
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.957421
Long: 152.961552
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Time Capsule
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1900
Approx. Event End Date:2000


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 9th December, 2000
Front Inscription

Dept Forestry celebrates

1900  2000

100 years of forestry in Queensland

The time capsule buried below was placed by Mr Ron Beck Executive Director Dept. of Primary Industry (Forestry) on 9 December 2000

To be opened on 1 August 2000 on the occasion of Forestry's second centenary




Source: MA
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