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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... vol. 28 no. 1-2 2004 of Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin est. 1970 Bibliographical Society of Australia Bulletin
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Orger and Meryon : Bookseller to the Colony, Keith Adkins , single work criticism
Author's abstract: 'The colony of Van Diemen's Land, later renamed Tasmania, experienced an early flowering of culture in the 1830s and 1840s, built on the prosperity of the 1820s. An example is the establishment of a number of earliest community-based libraries in colonial Australia. The reasons for this are varied and include the desire to alleviate isolation and to establish educational and recreational institutions and traditions, founded on British models, in a land initially settled as a penal colony. This paper discusses the relationship of two of these institutions, the Evandale Subscription Library and the Launceston Library Society, with the London bookseller, Orger and Meryon. It also discusses the role of Orger and Meryon in helping to build private libraries in the colony, and their publication of the works of colonial authors. The argument it presents is twofold: firstly, the role of Orger and Meryon in shaping reading practices in the colony; secondly, their contribution to the advancement of knowledge and the reinforcement of the concept of Empire.' (9)
(p. 9-16)
Gordon and Gotch from the 1940s to the Present : Regional Distribution and Integration in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, Denis Cryle , single work criticism
Provides an overview of Gordon and Gotch's print-based operations across the region in the post-war period, concentrating not only on the consolidation of its Australian business, but also on its related activities in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
(p. 17-26)
'Under a Deceptious Mask' : H. D. Symonds and the Publication of Barrington's Voyage to New South Wales, Nathan Garvey , single work criticism
Attempts to begin an up-to-date bibliographic study devoted to the Barrington works and their publishing history, and to re-examine the origins of the first and most important of the books attributed to Barrington, the Voyage to New South Wales.
(p. 62-72)
The Nineteenth-Century Australian Inland Exploration Journal and Pleasurable Instruction, Kerry Heckenberg , single work criticism (p. 93-110)
Unfortunate Omission : Writing Women out of the Anzac Legend, Caroline Viera Jones , single work criticism
The article argues that 'Australia was perceived to have grown up through the exploits of the Anzacs, and, just as importantly, because it owned its own national written history, albeit a white male one'. It analyses 'how such a selective narrative came about, and in particular, the role played by George Robertson in changing the beginning of the official history so that women were removed from the Anzac legend' (111).
(p. 111-121)
Just a Weekly Compendium? : The Independence of the Queenslander, Chris Tiffin , single work criticism (p. 172-183)

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Alternative title: Books and Empire : Textual Production, Distribution and Consumption in Colonial and Postcolonial Countries
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