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Shoobridge, Richard Alexander (1956–2012)

Richard Shoobridge, n.d.

Richard Shoobridge, n.d.

It was with sadness that we were advised that Richard Shoobridge has passed away. Many of you will have worked with Richard and know firsthand that he was a strong and selfless advocate for the forestry. His passion for Tasmania, the forests, and the people who work and play within them was only surpassed by his love for family and friends.

He is remembered for his work and contributions to forest management across three States (Western Australia, Tasmania and Victoria). Richard’s involvement in Tasmanian forestry started in 1975 and continued until 2011 when he took early retirement from Norske Skog to focus on improving his health.

Richard was an active member of the IFA, and Chair of the Tasmanian Division from 2009–11. He was also a Director of Timber Communities Australia.

It was noted that Richards’s ill health did not stop him from smiling and focusing on the positive. In adversity, he shined.

Original publication

  • Forester, vol 56, no 1, March 2013, p 28

Citation details

'Shoobridge, Richard Alexander (1956–2012)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/shoobridge-richard-alexander-19098/text30673, accessed 22 September 2017.

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