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From Exploitation to Science: Lane Poole's Forest Surveys of Papua New Guinea, 1922-1924

Dargavel, J


Charles Lane Poole (1875-1970) was engaged from 1922 to 1924 to locate forest resources that could be exploited for a timber export trade from the Territories of Papua and New Guinea. He took his brief beyond this in order to establish a scientific base for forestry, explore country beyond the limits of white contact, and contribute to the mapping of the Territories. He did not find a timber resource for export, but he classified the forests, assessed likely areas and collected some 800...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Historical Records of Australian Science
DOI: 10.1071/HR05014


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