'An editor regrets': R. G. Campbell's Australian Journal, 1926–1955

Osborne, Roger (2017) 'An editor regrets': R. G. Campbell's Australian Journal, 1926–1955. Script and Print, 41 (4). pp. 226-242.

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Abstract

[Extract]: Despite having been published continuously from 1865–1961, the Australian Journal is mainly regarded by literary historians as a nineteenth-century periodical. By concentrating on nineteenth-century authors such as Marcus Clarke, Charles Harpur, Ada Cambridge and “Rolf ” Boldrewood, the brief entry in the Oxford Companion to Australian Literature mentions nothing beyond 1875. Vane Lindesay’s The Way We Were: Australian Popular Magazines 1856 to 1967 gives the magazine a few short pages, as do Frank Greenop’s passing references in his History of Magazine Publishing in Australia, pushing further into the twentieth century, but with little detail. R. G. Campbell’s The First Ninety Years: The Printing House of Massina Melbourne 1859 to 1949 provides the fullest account to date with an accomplished history of the printer and publisher of the Australian Journal, and more than passing references to the magazine that ran off its presses. But Campbell’s story ends before the final decade of the magazine’s production. To date, a comprehensive account of the twentieth-century Australian Journal has not been assembled.

Item ID: 57715
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1834-9013
Keywords: book history; magazine culture; Australian literature; short stories; editors and editing
Copyright Information: © 2017 BSANZ. Open Access under a Creative Commons attribution non-commercial no derivatives license.
Funders: University of Queensland (UQ)
Projects and Grants: Fryer Library Award, University of Queensland Library
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2019 06:38
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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