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45 The History of the Book in New Zealand

45 The History of the Book in New Zealand   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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3,017 words
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Oxford University Press

...in its domestic market, New Zealand retains a strong international presence in intellectual publishing. The Royal Society of New Zealand (established in 1867 as the New Zealand Institute) has fostered a range of specialist scientific journals and research programmes. In association with the Government Printer, the Royal Society developed the world’s first computer typesetting system in the mid- 1970s . Developments in digital printing have further transformed the publishing industry and reduced costs for shorter runs of books. Government support for an...

Exploration

Exploration   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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4,825 words
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Oxford University Press

...and voluptuous O-Taheitian’ both exhibited ‘accumulated proofs of frankness, disinterested generosity, and innate goodness’. In other words, what was instructive from the South Seas was not limited to the Tahitian condition, but could be extended to include a different, more martial society such as that of the Maori of New Zealand, whose ferocity did not preclude more positive qualities. The issue was explored at much greater length and more systematically by Johann Reinhold *Forster , who in 1778 published a natural history treatise, Observations Made...

20c The History of the Book in Britain from 1914

20c The History of the Book in Britain from 1914   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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3,991 words
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Oxford University Press

... *Society of Authors , the *Booksellers Association , the Publishers Association, and the literary agent, all had their origins in the late 19 th century. Their establishment pointed toward a more organized, professionalized industry. As the 20 th century wore on, this modernity intensified, as the industry became increasingly corporate and globalized. The shape of the British publishing industry had already changed substantially in the previous century, with existing and new companies gaining in size, and developing diverse lists. From 1914 , several new...

44 The History of the Book in Australia

44 The History of the Book in Australia   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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6,048 words
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Oxford University Press
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...numbers of people born in the colonies were now of an age to become parents themselves. Many convicts and emancipists had a rudimentary education, but few could afford to spend large sums of money buying books. Libraries and learned societies began to form. Although the Philosophical Society of Australasia (Sydney, 1821–3 ) and the Van Diemen’s Land Scientific Society (Hobart, 1829 ) were stillborn, the decade saw the opening of the Wesleyan Library in Hobart in 1825 and the Australian *Subscription Library (forerunner of the State Library of *New South...

12 The Economics of Print

12 The Economics of Print   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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7,040 words
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...designing specific editions for the Indian market. Similarly, *Collins opened a warehouse and showroom in Sydney, Australia, in 1874 , and in New Zealand in 1888 , and the firm also had travellers in India seeking out markets in Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, and Colombo. Such expansion was a typical feature of the internationalization of British book publishing. 5 Reducing the cost of paper On the manufacturing side of book production—paper and printing—capital investment in printing equipment was needed initially to fund powered presses from the 1830s to the...

Quill

Quill  

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Was the irregular annual publication of the New Zealand Women Writers' and Artists' Society. It appeared in five issues 1934–38 and featured work by the society's members, including Isobel Andrews, ...
New Zealand Poetry Society

New Zealand Poetry Society  

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Was founded as the Wellington Poetry Society in May 1973 largely on the initiative of Irene Adcock, a published writer and mother of Fleur Adcock and Marilyn Duckworth. It now ...
Spin

Spin  

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Literature
Was started in 1986 on cyclostyled A4 as ‘the Quarterly Magazine of the Poetry Orbital Workshops’, which were ‘an initiative of the New Zealand Poetry Society’, and were run from ...
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics  

A quarterly journal, first published in 1998, formed by merging the Australian Journal of Statistics and the New Zealand Statistician. It is jointly published by the Statistical Society of Australia ...
Journal of the Polynesian Society

Journal of the Polynesian Society  

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(JPS),which first appeared in 1892, is published quarterly. At its inception it contained the transactions and proceedings of the society, whose aim was to promote the study of the ...
Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand

Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand  

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Founded in 1969, modelled on the Bibliographical Society (UK) and the Bibliographical Society of America, BSANZ encourages research in physical bibliography. A journal, the BSANZ Bulletin, commenced ...
New Zealand Statistical Association

New Zealand Statistical Association  

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Archaeology
This association was founded in 1948 and has about 400 members. Together with the Statistical Society of Australia Inc. it publishes the Australian and New Zealand Journal of ...
PEN

PEN  

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Literature
Now the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc), was founded in Wellington in 1934 by the self-styled ‘bookman’ Pat Lawlor. It is affiliated to PEN International (the International ...
New Zealand New Writing

New Zealand New Writing  

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Appeared in four issues in Wellington 1942–45. Published by the Progressive Publishing Society and edited by Ian Gordon in emulation of John Lehmann's Penguin New Writing (a British publication which ...
W.M. Baines

W.M. Baines  

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(d. 1912),of Bell Hall, Yorkshire, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, wrote The Narrative of Edward Crewe; or, Life in New Zealand (1874). It is a probably semi-autobiographical ...
Fretful Sleepers

Fretful Sleepers  

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Literature
(1952)is a much-quoted essay by Bill Pearson on the conformist torpidity of New Zealand society, with the subtitle ‘A Sketch of New Zealand Behaviour and its Implications for the ...
Co-operative Book News

Co-operative Book News  

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Literature
Was the monthly publication of the Christchurch Co-Operative Book Society 1941–43. Initially cyclostyled but later printed by the Caxton Press it carried news of the society's activities, book lists, ...
Anthologies of women's writing

Anthologies of women's writing  

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Have burgeoned since 1977, making archaic such earlier volumes as Poems, ed. Alan Dunlop (New Zealand Women Writers and Artists' Society, 1953). That all have been edited by women suggests ...
John Barr

John Barr  

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(1809–89),of Craigilee, was ‘Poet to the Caledonian Society of Otago’ and inaugurated the Burns Club. Born in Paisley, Scotland, he was head of a large engineering firm before emigrating ...

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