Texts and Contexts of the Availability and Editing of Australian Texts


Except for passing comment little has been written about the urgent need for reliable editions of Australian literary texts and about the problems this involves. The only substantial essay 1 know of is one by Harold Love in the Bulletin of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (BSANZ) in which he surveyed the state of Australian texts as part of an 'official report'. The origin and purpose of this 'Report of the BSANZ Subcommittee on Standards for the Editing of Australian Texts' was not made clear, and so far there seems to have been no outcome. The Bulletin addresses itself mainly lo the editing of English literary texts and it takes only a marginal interest in the Australian field.

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Published 1 May 1986 in Volume 12 No. 3. Subjects: Australian literature - Study & teaching, Australian literature and writers, Australian publishers, Editing, Publishing, Textual criticism & editing.

Cite as: Hergenhan, Laurie. ‘Texts and Contexts of the Availability and Editing of Australian Texts.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 12, no. 3, 1986, doi: 10.20314/als.974f751f84.