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Issue Details: First known date: 1947... vol. 2 no. 6 December 1947 of The Australasian Book News and Literary Journal est. 1947 The Australasian Book News and Literary Journal
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  • Also includes a review of Robin Boyd's history of Australian architecture Victorian Modern.
  • Includes a biography of British novelist Howard Spring.
  • Audrey Kerr reviews children's literature from overseas and Gilbert Mant reviews Woodward's Tom Paine.
  • Includes a sketch from Yes, Your Honour! by C.K. Thompson.
  • Includes Books Published in Australia: List of Books Supplied to the National Library, Canberra, under the Provisions of the Copyright Act. 27 September - 26 October, 1947 (pp. 330-334)
  • 'Notes and News' includes brief items on the conferring of the Commonwealth Literary Fund pension and fellowships for 1948 and a rare book note on Matthew Flinders' Narrative of the Voyage of the Schooner Francis.


* Contents derived from the 1947 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Old Jackets Soothe, Alan Tory , single work prose humour (p. 283-284)
Struggle - At Home and Abroad, Ken Levis , single work review
— Review of If Blood Should Stain the Wattle Ailsa Craig , 1947 single work novel ; Sailors Belong Ships John Morrison , 1947 selected work short story ; Bad Medicine : A Tale Of The Northern Territory Victor C. Hall , 1947 single work novel ;
(p. 285, 287-288)
Vance Palmer, Leonard Mann , single work criticism (p. 292-293)
A Photographer Confesses, H. H. Jervis , single work review
— Review of I Can Take It : The Autobiography of a Photographer Jack Cato , 1947 single work autobiography ;
(p. 294-295, 319, 323)
I Can Take It, Jack Cato , extract autobiography (p. 301-303, 305)
Drama of the 'False Dawn', Brian Fitzpatrick , single work review
— Review of Hail Tomorrow : A Play in Four Acts Vance Palmer , 1947 single work drama ;
(p. 306-307)
Recent Books : Digest of the Month's Reading, single work review
— Review of History of Magazine Publishing in Australia Frank S. Greenop , 1947 single work criticism ; Poetry 1941 periodical (21 issues); Meanjin vol. 6 no. 3 Spring 1947 periodical issue ; The Cripple in Black E. V. Timms , 1930 single work novel ; Melbourne University Magazine 1947 periodical issue ; Suzanne and I Alan D. Mickle , 1947 single work autobiography ;
(p. 310-312)
Recent Children's Books, single work review
— Review of The Tale of Benjamin Bumble D. H. Gilmore , 1947 single work picture book ; Nine Plays for Play Days : For Upper Primary Classes 1947 anthology drama ; Galloping Wheels Will Lawson , Tom Hickey , 1947 single work novel ; Paddy Bow Wow Hartmut Lahm , 1947 single work picture book ;
(p. 316-318)
Story Competition : Details of A.B.S. Children's Writer's Competition, single work column (p. 318)
Not For Publication, Warrigal Jack , single work column (p. 321)
Last of the Explorers, Adam Francis , single work review
— Review of Crossing the Dead Heart C. T. Madigan , 1946 single work prose ;
(p. 322-323)
Crime - Fact and Fiction, H. J. Hamlyn , single work review
— Review of Yes, Your Honour! : Sidelights of the Australian Law Courts C. K. Thompson , 1947 single work prose ;
(p. 327-329)

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