Gordon & Gotch Adelaide Street

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Name: Gordon & Gotch Adelaide Street

Group: Scholarly Publisher

Type: Institutional Location

Years at Location: 1865-(1885)Ceased?

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Gordon and Gotch opened its Brisbane branch in 1875. The Company had begun in a partnership of Alexander Gordon and John Gotch and was incorporated in 1895 and listed in 1897. Its standing as a credible publisher was aided by having a branch in London. The six-storey building of Gordon & Gotch was erected in Adelaide Street in 1926-1927. Gordon & Gotch left the building in 1957.

Impact on Brisbane Society

Along with Watson & Ferguson, and Angus & Robertson, Gordon and Gotch was a publisher for Brisbane where scholarly works would be available to the community. The history of the city has been a struggle to import and print high-quality works of broad and deep learning. However, in recent decades Queensland historians have uncovered a much more significant reading history than what traditionally was presumed.

Further research is underway.

Citations

“Gordon & Gotch Building, Adelaide St” Your Brisbane: Past and Present Website. Monday, November 9, 2015

Our History. Gordon & Gotch Website [https://www.gordongotch.com.au/ggweb/]

Image Citations

Gordon & Gotch Building, Adelaide St. [http://www.yourbrisbanepastandpresent.com/2015/11/gordon-gotch-building-adelaide-st.html]

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