Angus and Robertson

Angus and Robertson

Name: Angus and Robertson

Time: 1886 - Current

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Category: Scholarly Publisher

Institution Category: Informing

Institution Group: Public Community Education

Coordinates: -27.4691116666667, 153.027638333333

Street Address: Angus and Robertson (Messr. Robertson), Brisbane City, TBA [General City Location]

Suburb: Brisbane City (CBD)

Sector: Commercial

Local Study Area: Spring Hill-CBD-Fortitude Valley-New Farm (Inner City)

Study Stage: MBNH Stage 9 Local Study Areas

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The Company began as a partnership between David Angus and George Robertson in 1886, in Sydney. The trade with Queensland goes back to the days before a Brisbane branch existed, as large numbers of postal orders came from the state, in the absence of significant book printers (at the time Watson & Ferguson was emerging in Brisbane and the only reliable publisher among a host of minor ‘in-house’ publishers). The significance for the local book trade only took hold when Angus & Robertson led as Australia’s first nationwide chain of bookstores in the 1950s.

Geographic Description 1: Inside The Green Belt

Geographic Description 2: Brisbane River

Geographic Description 3: Flood Plains (Major); High River Banks (still floods); Ridgeline (Slopes off Wickham Tce)


Further research is underway.

Image Citations

VANCE PALMER “Legend for Sanderson,” by Vance Palmer. Published by Angus and Robertson, Sydney. The Telegraph, Saturday 21 August 1937, p. 15. NLA Trove