Forests, character and conscience: Lane Poole in Western Australia as recounted mainly by John Thomson

Wood, Michael (2005) Forests, character and conscience: Lane Poole in Western Australia as recounted mainly by John Thomson. In: Proceedings of 6th National Conference of the Australian Forest History Society, pp. 161-170. From: 6th National Conference of the Australian Forest History Society, 12-17 September 2004, Augusta, WA, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper offers a preliminary look at the role attributed to 'character', 'manners' and 'conscience' in the creation of support for policies promoted by British foresters in Western Australia. My data mainly concerns the period from 1916 to 1922 when Lane Poole was Conservator of Forests in WA. I outline how trained foresters, like Fairbridge, Lane Poole and John Thomson, argued that specific policy interventions required the development of a specific kind of moral person. By outlining these men's accounts of the importance of 'character' and 'manners' the paper also seeks to understand how Australian radicals, such as John Thomson, came to support many of the ideas and policies of imperial foresters.

Item ID: 918
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: Lane Poole; forestry; character; Western Australia
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Copyright 2005 Millpress

ISBN: 9-05-966026-9
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2006
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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