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Mulholland, Seamus (?–1996)

Seamus Mulholland, n.d.

Seamus Mulholland, n.d.

Seamus Mulholland was lost at sea in a tragic boating accident near Cape Naturaliste on New Year’s Eve along with his father-in-law and brother-in-law.

Seamus was a brilliant forester. He was dux of Lynwood Senior High School in 1981 and graduated from ANU with a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Science (Forestry) in 1986. He was awarded the Institute of Advanced Economics Prize for Economic History in 1984 and the Commonwealth Forestry Book Prize in 1986.

He worked in the Economics Branch of the Department of Conservation & Land Management from 1987 and for two State Ministers of the Environment from 1990–91 and 1992–3. He spent two years in the Solomon Islands from 1994–1995 as Commercial Adviser to the Timber Control Unit project funded by AIDAB and run by FORTECH, before returning to WA and taking up the position of Plantation Manager for the Department of Conservation & Land Management. His passing leaves a very big hole in the profession in Western Australia. The Institute extends its sympathies to his wife, Anthea and her family.

Original publication

  • IFA Newsletter, vol 38, no 1, February 1997, p 41

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'Mulholland, Seamus (?–1996)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 30 January 2020.

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