forrestry_thro_fiftiesForestry through the Fifties. Second edition.
Kevin Coate OAM.

ISBN 978-0-85905-981-7, (New, 2023), 160 x 240, Very well illustrated, indexed, French flap soft cover, 300 pages, 830 grams, $60.00*

The second, greatly expanded edition. A young forestry officers journey with the Western Australian Forests Department.

This interesting book provides a fascinating insight into how an aspiring young forest officer gained knowledge and skills through practical experience, working and camping in the bush.

Kevin Coate started work in 1951 at Margaret River and was stationed at settlements from Mundaring Weir in the north to Walpole in the south.

It was an era when steam powered timber mills still operated and power saws had just begun to take over from axes and crosscut saws.

A gem for all interested in the forests and the south west.

This book was published without any input from shire, company or state coffers. Nevertheless it outshines any literary eructations from those structures.