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John Mystery and the Australian book trade

O'Conor, Juliet 2012, John Mystery and the Australian book trade, Papers : explorations into children's lterature, vol. 22, no. 1, Special Issue : “Children’s Literature Collections and Archives”, pp. 68-80.

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Title John Mystery and the Australian book trade
Author(s) O'Conor, Juliet
Journal name Papers : explorations into children's lterature
Volume number 22
Issue number 1
Season Special Issue : “Children’s Literature Collections and Archives”
Start page 68
End page 80
Total pages 13
Publisher Deakin University and Australasian Children’s Literature Association for Research (ACLAR)
Place of publication Perth, W. A.
Publication date 2012-09-28
ISSN 1034-9243
1837-4530
Keyword(s) childrens literature
literature Australian
Summary The John Mystery books are a collection of Australian children's books and ephemera produced by a little known publishing dynamo, Lester Sinclair, in the middle of the twentieth century. I identify factors which operated to position these items as forgotten elements of Australian literary history. After contextualizing the John Mystery brand of children's books, I suggest how children's literature scholars may find potential resources in the Children's Literature Collection and other heritage collections of the State Library of Victoria.

Language eng
Field of Research 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
Socio Economic Objective 950203 Languages and Literature
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30048861

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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Created: Sun, 30 Sep 2012, 13:12:55 EST by Juliet O Conor

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