AustLit logo
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Doing Something for Australia : George Robertson and the Early Years of Angus and Robertson, Publishers : 1888-1900
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'From tentative beginnings in 1888, Angus and Robertson soon hit their stride as publishers with the publication of Banjo Paterson's verses The Man from Snowy River. This book was a phenomenal success, surprising even its publishers. Snowy River was quickly followed by two successful Henry Lawson titles, In the Days When the World was Wide and While the Billy Boils.

From this foundation, Angus and Robertson went on to publish books for the Australian community for the better part of the next hundred years. The powerful force in the early publishing was George Robertson, who devoted himself to the task and who, with the continuing success of the firm's many books, truly believed he was "doing something for Australia."

This book tells the story of how Angus and Robertson operated as a business to achieve their success, which in effect tells the story of George Robertson himself.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Doing Something for Australia Victor Crittenden , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , April no. 80 2010; (p. 43-44)

— Review of Doing Something for Australia : George Robertson and the Early Years of Angus and Robertson, Publishers : 1888-1900 Jennifer Alison , 2009 single work biography
A New Chapter in the World of Books Colin Steele , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 February 2010; (p. 16)

— Review of Doing Something for Australia : George Robertson and the Early Years of Angus and Robertson, Publishers : 1888-1900 Jennifer Alison , 2009 single work biography
Untitled Neil A Radford , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Biblionews and Australian Notes and Queries , September-December no. 363 and 364 2009; (p. 139-140)

— Review of Doing Something for Australia : George Robertson and the Early Years of Angus and Robertson, Publishers : 1888-1900 Jennifer Alison , 2009 single work biography
A New Chapter in the World of Books Colin Steele , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 February 2010; (p. 16)

— Review of Doing Something for Australia : George Robertson and the Early Years of Angus and Robertson, Publishers : 1888-1900 Jennifer Alison , 2009 single work biography
Untitled Neil A Radford , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Biblionews and Australian Notes and Queries , September-December no. 363 and 364 2009; (p. 139-140)

— Review of Doing Something for Australia : George Robertson and the Early Years of Angus and Robertson, Publishers : 1888-1900 Jennifer Alison , 2009 single work biography
Doing Something for Australia Victor Crittenden , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , April no. 80 2010; (p. 43-44)

— Review of Doing Something for Australia : George Robertson and the Early Years of Angus and Robertson, Publishers : 1888-1900 Jennifer Alison , 2009 single work biography
Last amended 21 Apr 2010 08:50:31
X