Obituary Norman Jolly

S.A. Forestry Expert Dies
SA’s first Rhodes Scholar, Mr. Norman W. Jolly, died in a private hospital on Monday in his 72nd year. He had been associated with the development of forestry in SA for more than 40 years.
He had been a member of the SA Forestry Board since 1939, and consultant in forestry to the SA Government since 1941.
He gained his diploma in forestry at Oxford in 1907.
Mr. Jolly was born at Mintaro and educated at Prince Alfred College and the University of Adelaide, where he took his B.Sc. degree in 1901.
After a few years with the Indian Forestry Service, he returned to Adelaide, and was Lecturer in Forestry at the Adelaide University and Assistant Conservator of Forests from 1910 to 1911.
He was Director of Forests in Queensland from 1911 to 1918, and Assistant Forests Commissioner in NSW from 1918 to 1925.
He returned to Adelaide in 1925 as the first Professor of Forestry in the Commonwealth School of Forestry at the University of Adelaide, and held the post for a year until the school was transferred to Canberra.
Mr. Jolly was a keen footballer, and played for Norwood and SA. He was also a first-class cricketer.
He is survived by a daughter.
The chairman of the SA Forestry Board (Mr. L. C. Hunkin) said last night Mr. Jolly’s death was a great loss to Australian forestry.
The Conservator of Forests (Mr. B. H. Bednall) said Mr. Jolly was Australia’s most outstanding silviculturalist.