Bill Gottstein

Bill GottsteinThe Trust was formed in 1971 - by forestry products industry leaders and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to honour the late Joseph William – Bill - Gottstein.

He was an esteemed forest products research scientist with the CSIRO. In March 1971 possibly at the peak of his powers, Bill was killed instantly, when he was struck by a ricocheting tree while photographing a tree-felling operation on the last leg of a field trip in Papua New Guinea. Shockwaves went through the industry and research community.

The Trust is a living legacy that continues the influence of this exceptional, innovative man.

View the Bill Gottstein life history document.

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