The School on the Hill

Since 1910, the Victorian School of Forestry at Creswick has welcomed students who have gone on to sustainably manage and conserve forests near and far. The campus possesses memories of the hard work and comradery of students as they began their forestry careers. The School on the Hill recounts students’ experiences and achievements, celebrates prominent teaching staff and explores changes of the School’s structure and curriculum and the influence of broader social events throughout the last century.

The Creswick Historical Collection has roots back to 1912 as a 'working museum' with involvement from both staff and students, flourishing until closure in the 1980s. Since being revitalised in 2006, it is the only collection relating to forestry education in Australia and The School on the Hill displays the collection for the first time in 30 years.


You can visit the Exhibition in the Library at the Creswick Campus, 4 Water Street Creswick during normal Library hours, 1-5pm Monday to Wednesday.


Curated by Tahney Fosdike, a student placed through the University of Melbourne's Museums and Collections Projects Program with assistance from the Cultural Collections team.