Zealous Conservator – A life of Charles Lane Poole, The


Paperback - Author: Dargavel, J Publisher: UWA Publishing

A life of Charles Lane Poole

A man who commanded attention, he was a little over average height, with a square face, strong jaw, determined eye, and a hook in place of his left hand.

Fired by the ideals of forest conservation and its science, Poole followed their dictates in WA & across the world - irrespective of the personal consequences or the political reality. This fascinating biography follows his life from his birth in England in 1885 to Ireland, France, Sth Africa, Sierra Leone, Western Australia, Papua New Guinea, Canberra, where he established Australia's national forestry school and Sydney, where he died in 1970.