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Angus and Robertson played a pivotal role in the history of publishing in Australia and the Library is the custodian of their extensive archive. These records remain the single most valuable resource for the study of Australian writing and publishing.
David Angus and George Robertson, who started publishing in 1888 at their Sydney-based offices, developed a successful company which championed Australian writers alongside established international authors.
This forum brings together contemporary researchers working on various aspects of Australian literature, publishing history, print culture and the digital humanities.
|8.30 am – 9 am||Registration|
|9 am – 9.15 am||Welcome to Country|
|9.15 am – 10 am||Opening remarks followed by Revealing the Records: A&R in the Library with Ann Peck|
|10 am – 10.30 am||Lines of Enquiry with Neil James|
|10.30 am – 11 am||Morning tea (self-catered)|
|11 am – 11.30 am||Henry Lawson’s Anzac Boots with Dr Chris Lee|
|11.30 am – 12 noon||Zora Cross with Cathy Perkins|
|12 noon – 12.30 pm||Beatrice Davis with Jacqueline Kent|
|12.30 pm – 1 pm||Sir Frank Packer’s Bid for A&R with Craig Munro and Bridget Griffen-Foley|
|1 pm – 2 pm||Lunch|
|2 pm – 2.30 pm||Publisher with a Cause with Jason Ensor|
|2.30 pm – 3 pm||ARCHivER Project with Helen Bones|
|3 pm – 3.30 pm||Afternoon tea (self-catered)|
|3.30 pm – 4.30 pm||Panel discussion chaired by Rachel Franks|
|4.30 pm – 5 pm||Closing remarks and Thanks|
A full program of talks and speakers information can be downloaded here: angus_robertson_program.pdf
Presented in association with the Western Sydney University.