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Sam Dansie (Samuel Justin Dansie) was born on 7 March, 1927 in Atherton, Queensland, Australia. Discover Sam Dansie’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 85 years old?

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Age 85 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born 7 March 1927
Birthday 7 March
Birthplace Atherton, Queensland, Australia
Date of death 10 September 2012
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Nationality Australia

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Whilst undertaking frequent expeditions into some of the most remote and least accessible areas of virgin forest within in the region Dansie would regularly collect new plant specimens which he would submit for study and identification. He was to later gain recognition amongst scientific peers as one of a small group of early specialists in the geography and botany of Australia’s wet tropical rainforests. His specimen collection work led to the genus Dansiea, which comprises the species Dansiea elliptica and Dansiea grandiflora, being named in his honour when it was first published in Austrobaileya Vol.1 in 1981. In 1961 Dansie procured the first scientific samples of the plant Musgravea heterophylla west south west of Kuranda. The plant was later formally described as a new species to science by Lindsay Stuart Smith in 1969.

Initially dismissed as unauthoritative in State Parliament (1981) by then National Party Minister for Lands and Forestry Bill Glasson, the findings of Dansie’s paper remained an important political weapon for conservation campaigners throughout the 1980s and were to later figure prominently in the public case for world heritage listing made by federal Labor Environment Minister Graham Richardson. Richardson asserted through national media channels that “one of the most respected foresters in North Queensland, Mr. Sam Dansie had warned his department earlier this decade rainforests the world over were in general a one-cut operation and Australia was no exception to the rule”. In the wake of regular ‘sit ins’ and intensive national media coverage, then Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke announced that his government would move to nominate the Wet Tropics of North Queensland for World Heritage listing in June 1987 with the region subsequently gaining World Heritage status in December 1988. Dansie was to retire from the Queensland forestry department the same year.


In the 1980s Dansie’s work was to become embroiled in political controversy at state and federal levels when one of his research papers inadvertently served to provide pivotal scientific support from within Queensland Forestry for the conservation campaign which later brought an end to logging in the Wet Tropics.

In 1980, Dansie completed a scientific paper for a Forestry Department Marketing Conference in Gympie which controversially cast doubts upon the estimated remaining resource potential of the State Forests in North Queensland. Members of the conservation movement are alleged to have read the paper in the Gympie Forestry library leading to the findings of Dansie’s report becoming a pivotal link in the chain of scientific evidence supporting the conservation campaign which later brought an end to logging in the region via it’s World Heritage listing in 1988.


From the time of his promotion to Forestry Inspector for North Queensland in 1976, Dansie found himself increasingly caught up in the acrimonious debate arising from rapidly escalating public pressure to secure the complete preservation of the remaining areas of tropical rainforest in North Queensland. This led to new logging rules and environmental guidelines being drawn up and enforced by Forestry on the industry’s loggers, a process which Dansie played a central role in.


Dansie joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1945, towards the end of WWII serving in New Guinea for some time as a part of the ‘cleaning up process’ and later working in signal interception.


Samuel Justin Dansie (7 March 1927 – 10 September 2012) was an Australian forester and botanist who was an influential early figure associated with the emergence of a conservation ethos in the use and management of the Wet Tropical rainforests of Northern Queensland. During his 36 year tenure within the Queensland Forestry Department, Dansie was instrumental in identifying and securing the protection of a number of key conservation areas, both within and outside of state forests in the region.

Samuel Justin Dansie was born to English immigrant parents in Atherton, Queensland on 7 March 1927. He attended a small rural primary school from which he graduated at age 14 and proceeded to work and board at a large dairy farm on the Atherton Tableland.