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Jackson, Bernard (Bernie) (1914–1963)

Their colleagues and friends were shocked recently at the deaths, with only a couple of days between, of Messrs B. C. Jackson and W.R. Swynny. Both men were in their late forties and their deaths were unexpected. Both were Associates of the Institute.

Bernie [Bernard] Jackson had trained as a teacher before beginning road survey with the N.  S. W. Forestry Commission in 1938. After working for some time in various North Coast forests he went to Batlow in southern N. S. W. where he was associated with the intensive management surveys of Bago State Forest. He was particularly responsible for the survey and construction of roads which in one leap put the forester at last in front of the sawmiller and in control of operations. Transferring to general administration Bernie served in senior administrative positions in Kempsey, Wauchope and Taree until he was promoted earlier this year to a position as Marketing Officer.

Bernie was well known to his fellow-foresters for the work he had done over a number of years as Secretary and later President of the Forestry Field Officers’ Association, and admired for the skill and willingness he showed in passing on to others the knowledge of technique he had acquired in various fields.

Our sympathy goes out to Mrs Jackson and her daughter and son.

Original publication

  • IFA Newsletter, vol 4, no 3, 1963, p 25

Citation details

'Jackson, Bernard (Bernie) (1914–1963)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/jackson-bernard-bernie-18338/text29953, accessed 21 September 2017.

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