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Issue Details: First known date: 1946... vol. 1 no. 6 December 1946 of The Australasian Book News and Library Journal est. 1946 The Australasian Book News and Library Journal
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  • On cover: Ballet Book Review Issue
  • Also includes a review of The Trollopes by L. and R. Poate Stebbins. Four books on ballet are reviewed by Margaret MacCallum. Archer Russell contributes an extensive review of Soil Erosion in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Includes Books Published in Australia: List of Books Supplied to the National Library, Canberra, under the Provisions of the Copyright Act. 26 September - 25 October, 1946 (pp. 279-282)
  • The column 'Around the World' includes news from France and America.


* Contents derived from the 1946 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Let's Have a Book Fair, George Farwell , single work prose (p. 229)
The World of Nature, George Farwell , single work review
— Review of Dusty : The Story of a Sheep Dog Frank Dalby Davison , 1946 single work children's fiction ;
(p. 231-232)
Red Heifer No One Wanted, W. Kinnear Robertson , single work (p. 233-234)
Mother's Day, Ken Levis , single work short story satire (p. 235-239)
Condamine Bellsi"By a forge near a hut on the Condamine River,", Jack Sorensen , single work poetry (p. 239)
Note: Editor's note: By Jack Sorenson, from Poets at War compiled by Ian Mudie. Georgian House, 6/6.
What Is Obscenity?, J. A. M. , single work column
This piece investigates the ramifications of the Act Amendment protecting 'objects of art and literary works' from prosecution under the Obscene and Indecent Publications Act of New South Wales.
(p. 240-41)
White Angels and Whales, Ken Levis , single work review
— Review of Leviathan's Inch Brian Elliott , 1946 single work novel ; This Other Eden Catherine Gaskin , 1946 single work novel ;
(p. 246-47)
All Kinds of Stories : New Australian Short Stories, Don Edwards , single work review
— Review of Coast to Coast : Australian Stories 1945 1946 periodical issue short story ; In One Town : A Selection of Stories Marjorie Robertson , 1946 selected work short story ; Under the Atebrin Moon : A Haversack from New Guinea 1946 anthology short story poetry ;
(p. 251, 253)
New Poetry, Rosemary Dobson , single work review
— Review of Gaily the Troubadour : Satires in the Fixed Forms of Verse Frederick T. Macartney , 1946 selected work poetry ; The Dosser in Springtime Douglas Stewart , 1946 selected work poetry ; The Moving Image : Poems Judith Wright , 1946 selected work poetry ; Australian Poetry 1945 1946 anthology poetry ;
(p. 255, 257)
Artist and Bushman, G. F. , single work review
— Review of North of 23° : Ramblings in Northern Australia W. E. Harney , 1946 selected work autobiography ;
(p. 261)
Recent Books : Digest of the Month's Reading, G. F. , single work review
— Review of Six Times Six : Poems Yvonne Webb , 1940-1949 selected work poetry ; Sun Across the Sky Eleanor Dark , 1937 single work novel ; Waterway Eleanor Dark , 1938 single work novel ; Return to Coolami Eleanor Dark , 1936 single work novel ;
(p. 261)
How to Publish a Book, 'Production Manager' , single work prose (p. 265)
Report on Book Week, single work column (p. 266-267, 269)
Biography of An Emu, Eve Pownall , single work review
— Review of The Story of Karrawingi the Emu Leslie Rees , 1946 single work children's fiction ;
(p. 271)
Recent Australian Children's Books, single work review
— Review of The Wizard of Jenolan Nuri Mass , 1946 single work children's fiction ; The Magic Trumpet Mary Durack , 1946 single work poetry ; Aussie Animals Sheila Cleary , Bartlett Adamson , 1946 selected work poetry ;
(p. 273, 275)
Notes and News, single work column
This collection of brief reports includes a listing of the titles selected for the second series of the Australian Pocket Library and word of Mitchell's work being optioned for film.
(p. 284)

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