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Hedley, Alexander Joseph (Alex) (1908–2000)

by Keith Jennings

The Queensland Division wishes to advise of the passing of perhaps the oldest or one of the Institute’s oldest members—Alex [Alexander Joseph] Hedley, formerly of the Victorian Division.

Alex was born in Glenferrie, Victoria on 19 April 1908 and graduated from Creswick in 1925. He worked for the Forests Commission of Victoria for 12 years in the Gippsland and Otways regions before joining South Australian Perpetual Forests Ltd as Sawmilling Controller from 1938 to 1942. He then joined Australian Paper Manufacturers Ltd as Wood Superintendent from 1943–1954. During the last five years, he was a Director of APM Forests Ltd and Wood Procurement Manager.

In 1955 he started his own business as a Timber Agent and Forest Consultant and contracted with APM for the supply of pulpwood. He worked in several areas including Tumbarumba, Bombala, Longford and Flynn Creek.

He retired in 1978 and moved to Noosa Heads, Queensland. He passed away on 29 May 2000. Prior to his death, he donated his library of Institute publications to the Libraries at the Gympie Forestry complex.

Original publication

  • IFA Newsletter, vol 41, no 4, August 2000, p 24

Citation details

Keith Jennings, 'Hedley, Alexander Joseph (Alex) (1908–2000)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 5 August 2020.

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