Outback cattle station photography books

October 31st, 2022

After 17 years of selling unique books featuring the largest cattle stations across Australia – the books have finally sold out as the few remaining have been purchased by the Barkly Roadhouse (in the Northern Territory). Until website updates are completed (this work will take weeks, as the website is such a beast), it will […]

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Angus & Robertson Bookstores – in voluntary administration

February 22nd, 2011

A lot of surprise has been expressed about the demise of A & R bookstores and by association, Australian Borders bookshops (also owned by REDgroup retail).  Voluntary administration is the slippery slope to bankruptcy. I’m actually surprised they didn’t go broke a few years ago – to me that’s the astonishing part.   And I was mourning […]

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New book available soon – ‘Life as an Australian Horseman’

October 11th, 2009

The soon-to-be-released sequel to the best-seller ‘A Million Acre Masterpiece’ is called ‘Life as an Australian Horseman’. These two authentic Australian coffee-table style books are designed to complement one another. The second does not include the 8 page glossary, in order to leave more room for photographs, and many of the captions are a bit […]

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Dymocks – ‘Supporting Australian Authors’ (not)

August 26th, 2009

I’ve just had a good laugh this morning, on reading the annual Dymocks Book franchise Father’s Day catalogue. Books by a number of authors in this year’s catalogue appear with a little green & gold book symbol with the words ‘Supporting Australian Authors’. Well I’ve sold thousands of books, and as at today’s count the […]

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The survival of Australian books written & illustrated by Australians

June 3rd, 2009

The Australian Productivity Commission has been asked to review the 1968 copyright act which restricts the parallel importation of books, with a view to ditching this restriction. This would have a severely detrimental effect on the Australian publishing industry – resulting in thousands of poor quality, irrelevant importations being dumped here and a huge drop […]

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Angus & Robertson Book Retailers, and REDgroup Retail

May 27th, 2009

The book selling business that became Angus & Robertson was started in Sydney by Scotsman David Mackenzie Angus, in 1884. A & R published many famous writers and poets that have greatly enriched Australian cultural heritage, including Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson. Unfortunately A & R publishing no longer exists. Angus & Robertson has been […]

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