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Issue Details: First known date: 1946... vol. 1 no. 4 October 1946 of The Australasian Book News and Library Journal est. 1946 The Australasian Book News and Library Journal
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  • Also includes a review of Fifty Drawings by Francis Lymburner, Donald Friend's Painter's Journal and The Steinbeck Omnibus.
  • Includes a report of the School Library Committee of the N.S.W. branch of the Australian Institute of Librarians convened to co-ordinate the activities of school and other libraries.
  • Includes the lists of publications 'For the Lending Library : Popular Books of the Month'.
  • Masthead now includes Eve Pownall as Children's Editor.
  • Includes Books Published in Australia: List of Books Supplied to the National Library, Canberra, under the Provisions of the Copyright Act. August, 1946 (pp. 161-164)
  • 'Notes and News' contains brief reports of Walter Murdoch progress in editing a collection of short stories for Oxford University Press, the release of Brennan's collected works, and the formation of an Australian Geographical Society.


* Contents derived from the 1946 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Who So Brave, George Farwell , single work prose
This editorial focuses on publication delays due to the scarcity of labour in the printing industry.
(p. 121)
The Kelly Gang, George Farwell , single work review
— Review of Ned Kelly : A Play Douglas Stewart , 1942 single work drama ;
(p. 123-124)
Her Scene was World-Wide, Miles Franklin , single work biography (p. 127, 129)
Note: Portrait: G. B. Lancaster
Crossing the Road, Alan Marshall , single work short story (p. 131-132)
Note: Editor's note: The story is reprinted from Alan Marshall's new book of short stories, Tell Us About the Turkey, Jo (Angus & Robertson, 7/6) by the kind permission of author and publishers.
Penguins Come to Australia, single work interview
This interview with Maynard, Penguin Book's new head of Australian publishing in Melbourne, includes details of the publisher's history and Australian publishing.
(p. 135-36)
A Catch In It, Stefan von Kotze , extract prose (p. 136)
Early Melbourne and Present-Day Sydney, Don Edwards , single work review
— Review of Waterway Eleanor Dark , 1938 single work novel ; The Twig Is Bent Capel Boake , 1946 single work novel ;
(p. 137-139)
Central Australia, Archer Russell , single work review
— Review of Central Australia C. T. Madigan , 1936 single work prose ;
(p. 141)
Through German Eyes, Archer Russell , single work review
— Review of Leichhardt's Letters L. L. Politzer , 1940 single work ; Australische Skizzen : Fern im Sud Stefan von Kotze , 1903 selected work prose ;
(p. 143)
Airborne Drama, Aileen Palmer , single work review
— Review of Australian Radio Plays 1946 anthology radio play ;
(p. 147)
A Feast of Stories, Ken Levis , single work review
— Review of What Else Is There? Margaret Trist , 1946 selected work short story ; Cookabundy Bridge and Other Stories Brian James , 1946 selected work short story ; Drift : Stories Peter Cowan , 1944 selected work short story ;
(p. 151-152)
A Library For Less Than £2, single work column (p. 152-53)
Recent Books : Digest of the Month's Reading, single work review
— Review of Foveaux Kylie Tennant , 1939 single work novel ; Savage Tales Lewis Lett , 1946 selected work short story ;
(p. 154)
Unobtrusive Pioneer, Eve Pownall , single work prose
Pownall gives the history of the Sydney Municipal Library for children in the Queen Victoria Buildings opened on 18 March, 1918.
(p. 156-57)
Artistry in Children's Books, Audrey Kerr , single work criticism (p. 158)
Recent Australian Children's Books, single work review
— Review of Kindergarten Songs Judy Brown , Mirrie Hill , 1946 selected work poetry ; Three Came from Britain Nourma Handford , 1945 single work novel ; The Old Man River of Australia : A Saga of the River Murray Leila Pirani , 1945 single work children's fiction ;
The reviewer is critical of the illustration of indigenous Australians in Kindergarten Songs, the English flavour of Three Came ... and the adoption of the American phrase to describe the Murray in Old Man River.
(p. 160)
Untitled, C. W. J. Gumbley , single work correspondence
The Rector of All Saint's takes issue with Duhig's piece on censorship.
(p. 167)

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