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Biographical entry Dargavel, John

Forest Historian and Forester


John Dargavel worked on fertilisers to improve yields of wood from plantations during the 1970s.

Published resources


  • Dargavel, John, Fashioning Australia's Forests, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1995, 333 pp. Details
  • Dargavel, John and Johann, Elisabeth, Science and Hope: a Forest History, The White Horse Press, Cambridge, 2013, 269 pp. Details

Conference Papers

  • Dargavel, John, 'A Review of Australian Forest Industry and Labour history', in Kevin J. Frawley and Noel M. Semple (eds), Australia's Ever Changing Forests: Proceedings of the 1st National Conference on Australian Forest History, Canberra 1988, Australian Defence Force Academy, Department of Georgraphy and Oceanography, Canberra, 1988, pp. 257-274. Details

Conference Proceedings

  • Dargavel, John; Dixon, Kay; Semple, Noel (ed.), Changing Tropical Forests: Historical Perspectives on Today's Challenges in Asia, Australiasia and Oceania: Workshop meeting, Canberra, 16-18 May 1988, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, ANU, Canberra, 1989, 456 pp. Details
  • Dargavel, John; Feary, Sue (ed.), Australia's Ever-Changing Forests II: Proceedings of the Second National Conference on Australia's Forest History, Creswick, 1992, ANU Society, Creswick, 1992, 302 pp. Details
  • Dargavel, John; Gaughwin, Denise; Libbis, Brenda (ed.), Australia's Ever-changing Forests V: Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference on Australian Forest History, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, 2002, 442 pp. Details
  • Dargavel, John; Libbis, Brenda (ed.), Australia's Ever-Changing Forests IV: Proceedings of the Fourth National Conference on Australian Forest History, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies and the Australian Forest History Society, Canberra, 1998, 374 pp. Details

Edited Books

  • Dargavel, John; Hart, Diane; Libbis, Brenda (ed.), Perfumed Pineries: Environmental History of Australia's Callitris Forests, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Canberra, 2001. Details

Journal Articles

  • Dadswell, Gordon, Dargavel, John and Evans, Philip D., 'Wood collections in Australia: a history of expansion and retraction', Australian Forestry, vol. 78, no. 1, 2015, pp. 18-28. Details
  • Dargavel, J., 'An initial inventory of Australian foresters' lives', Australian Forestry, vol. 79, no. 4, 2016, pp. 265-70. Details
  • Dargavel, John, 'Conceding to Capital: Resource Regimes in the Forests of British Columbia and Tasmania', Australian Canadian Studies, vol. 6, no. 2, 1989, pp. 93-108. Details
  • Dargavel, John, 'Contested Forestries, Contested Educations: a Centenary Reflection', Australian Journal of Forestry, vol. 75, 2012, pp. 15-21. Details
  • Dargavel, John, Evans, Philip D. and Dadswell, Gordon, 'From Science to Heritage: the History of a Wood Collection', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 25, 2014, pp. 43-54. Details


Online Resources

See also

Rosanne Walker