Encyclopaedia for a nation

McGregor, Russell (2017) Encyclopaedia for a nation. SL, 10 (2). pp. 16-19.

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[Extract] A major achievement, the Australian Encyclopaedia was a mixed blessing for its talented editor-and-chief, Alec Chisholm. In the Age of Wikipedia, it might be difficult to understand the excitement that greeted the publication of a new, 10-volume Australian Encyclopaedia in 1958. Newspapers around the nation published glowing reviews that extolled the encyclopaedia not only as an indispensable reference work but also as a marker of Australia's cultural maturity. The Commonwealth News and Information Bureau hailed its appearnace as an event 'comparable in importance with some of the country's greatest developmental public works'.

Item ID: 49020
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 1835-9787
Keywords: Alec Chisholm; Australian Encyclopaedia; popular culture
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 05:52
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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