Born: Established: 19 Sep 1938 ;
'John Ross was a newspaper journalist with The Age and Editor of Walkabout magazine before becoming a book publisher and writer. He joined Lansdowne Press as Managing Editor and subsequently became Publishing Director at Macmillan Australia and then Managing Director of Currey O'Neil Ross. He then began his own book production company and consultancy. He was Editor-in-Chief of Chronicle of the 20th Century, Chronicle of Australia, 100 Years of Australian Football and co-editor of 200 Seasons of Australian Cricket. He has written, among some twenty books, Every Picture Tells a Story, Country Towns, Voices of the Bush, One People: One Destiny and The Sound of Melbourne.'
Source: biogrpahical note in The Penguin Book of Australian Bush Writing, Camberwell, Penguin : 2011.