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ANGUS, David
Partner of George Robertson, Sydney. Born Scotland, died 1901.
Attracted by a familiar name

ASHTON, Julian
Artist, illustrator; owned influencial School of Art.
Shakespeare's Dog and Other Tales

BANFIELD, E.J.'Ted'
Journalist, author and twenty-six year Dunk Island beachcomber.
Beating a healthy retreat

CAMERON, Mary
NSW country school teacher 1880-90s; married Will Gilmore.
A Strenuous and Formidable Dame

CHESHIRE, Frank W.
Leading Melbourne publisher, 1950s and 60s.
The Mountain of Comfort

FABYINI, Andrew
Distinguished editor with F.W.Cheshire
The Mystique of Hanging Rock

COLE, E.W.
Eccentric Melbourne bookseller, 'Funny Picture Book' publisher.
Attracted by a familiar name

CROLL, R.H.
Educationalist, poet and prose writer; popular man of letters.
The Mountain of Comfort

DAVISON, Frank Dalby
Short story writer, novelist; insightful of the human condition.
Rejected Book sold 250,000 Copies

ESSON, Louis
Early 'nationalistic' playwright, formed ' Pioneer Players' theatre.
A Cottage Industry

FRANKLIN, Miles
Chronicler of pioneer life; endower of Australian literary award.
Miles from Brindabella

GILMORE, Will
Disillusioned farmer, went to Paraguay, married Mary Cameron.
A Strenuous and Formidable Dame

GILMORE, Mary
Poet, campaigner for the under-privileged, public radical.
A Strenuous and Formidable Dame , and Mary, Mary, quite contrary ,
and A Cottage Industry , and Good Gracious

HARDY, Frank
Author and raconteur; wrote 'Power Without Glory'.
A Sign of the Times

HETHERINGTON, John
Newspaperman, editor, war correspondent, biographer.
Shakespeare's Dog and Other Tales

LANE, Hilda
First child born at failed 'New Australia' enterprise, Paraguay.
Mary, Mary, quite contrary

LAWSON, Henry
Wrote enduring poetry and authentic Australian short stories.
Good Gracious , and Mary, Mary, quite contrary

LINDSAY, Norman
Controversial Sydney painter, novelist, sculptor and critic.
Shakespeare's Dog and Other Tales

LINDSAY, Rose
Former model, printmaker; married to Norman Lindsay.
Shakespeare's Dog and Other Tales

McCARTNEY, Fblue.
Bibliographer, biographer, journalist, broadcaster, reviewer.
A Cottage Industry

McCRAE, Hugh
Popular lyric poet,illustrator, dramatist and prose writer.
Shakespeare's Dog and Other Tales

MAURICE, Furnley
Psuedonym of Frank Wilmot - a radical poet of pre-WWII era.
A Cottage Industry

MITCHELL David Scott
Outstanding Australian Bibliophile; endowed Mitchell Library.
Good Gracious

PALMER, Nettie
Prolific journalist and writer, biographer and fosterer of talent.
A Cottage Industry

PALMER, Vance
Wide-ranging journalist, novelist, poet and dramatist.
A Cottage Industry

PATERSON, A.B. 'Banjo'
Poet, war correspondant, author of ' Waltzing Matilda'.
Miles from Brindabella , and Mary, Mary, quite contrary

PRICHARD, Katharine S.
Poet, novelist, life-long communist; married to Hugo Throssell.
A Cottage Industry

ROBERTSON, George (2)
Driving force in Sydney bookselling and publishing 1885-1933.
Attracted by a familiar name

ROBERTSON, George (1)
Driving force in Melbourne bookselling & publishing 1852-90
Attracted by a familiar name , and Good Gracious

ROSE, Deborah
Researcher, social historian, author.
A sign of the Times

SHAKESPEARE, William
English wordsmith of some renoun around the globe.
Shakespeare's Dog and Other Tales

SPENCER, A.H. 'Bert'
Established and guided Melbourne's Hill of Content bookshop.
The Mountain of Comfort

STONE, Walter
Sydney-based book collector, publisher, printer and bibliophile.
Mary, Mary, quite contrary

TATE, Henry
Poet, composer and music critic for Melbourne's Age newspaper.
A Cottage Industry

THROSSELL, Hugo
[Jim] Awarded VC at Gallipoli, married to Katharine Prichard.
A Cottage Industry

TYRRELL, James R.
Celebrated Sydney bookseller (1914-61), and minor publisher.
The Mountain of Comfort and Good Gracious

WHITE, H.L.
Wealthy landowner, book [& egg] collector; uncle of Patrick White.
The Mountain of Comfort

WILMOT, Frank
Not so much 'an ordinay bookseller's assistant,' more a real poet.
A Cottage Industry

WYMARK, Fred
Started as boy, bought half Angus' shares, became A&R director.
The Mountain of Comfort

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