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AUSTRALIAN PENGUINS




THIS PAGE 'AU' AU1 - AU28


See also:
Penguins in Australia (AUS)





Australians have imported Penguins from the very beginning of publication, and even after the opening of the Australia office in 1947 books continued to come from Britain until March 1963, when Penguin Books Australia printed their own series, starting with AU1. However, during the war years the supply chain was difficult and, much like the springing up of the Egyptian series, books were published in Australia between 1940-46.

On this page we list the second set of Penguin Books in Australia, those with the pre-fix 'AU', which began in March 1963 with the publication in Australia of AU1 To the Islands by Randolph Stow. After the publication of AU28, Australian editions were catalogued under the appropriate Penguin series marked 'Aust. Ed. only'. Most of the books were printed in Australia, the earlier ones bear a price in shillings, the later ones in cents, or dollars and cents. The Australian books have the phrase 'Printed in Australia for Penguin Books Pty Ltd' printed above the name of the printer on the back of the title page.

Most of the books carry the 'Australianised' Penguin colophon with a 'Penguin' (or Puffin or Pelican) depicted under an archway made of two boomerangs.

Information on the early Penguins in Australia (1940-46) is provided on a separate page 'AUS' or PENGUINS IN AUSTRALIA
.


Information and cover photographs of Australian Penguins

AU1
Series No.: AU1
Title: TO THE ISLANDS
Author: Randolph Stow
Cover illustration: from a painting by Robert Juniper
Date Published: March 1963 [printed date: 1962]
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: 3/6d.
AU2
Series No.: AU2
Title: KANGAROO TALES A Collection of Australian Stories for Children. [An Australian Puffin]
Edited: by Rosemary Wighton
Illustrated: by Donald Friend
Date Published: March 1963
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: 4/-
AU3
Series No.: AU3
Title: THREE AUSTRALIAN PLAYS: THE ONE DAY OF THE YEAR (Alan Seymour); NED KELLY (Douglas Stewart); THE TOWER (Hal Porter) [Penguin Plays]
Introduction: by H. G. Kippax
Date Published: March 1963 (U.K. 25th July 1963)
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: 5/-
AU4
Series No.: AU4
Title: THE PENGUIN AUSTRALIAN SONG BOOK
Compiled: by John Manifold
Cover design: drawings by J. S. Ostoja-Kotowski
Date Published: October 1964
Pages: 180pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: 9/6d.
AU5
Series No.: AU5
Title: THE AUNT'S STORY
Author: Patrick White
Cover design: illustration by Sidney Nolan
Date Published: December 1963
Pages: 304pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: 4/6d.


The second image shows a later edition of this book with the Australian Penguin colophon.
AU6
Series No.: AU6
Title: THE AUSTRALIAN UGLINESS [An Australian Pelican Book]
Author: Robin Boyd
Illustration: by the author
Date Published: December 1963
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: 8/6d.
AU7
Series No.: AU7
Title: THE ART OF AUSTRALIA: A Critical Survey [A Pelican Original]
Author: Robert Hughes
Illustration: 8 pages of colour photographs and 144 photos in text
Date Published: February 1966 [printed date: 1965]
Pages: 316pp. + 8pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: $2.25
AU8
Series No.: AU8
Title: THE LITERATURE OF AUSTRALIA [A Pelican Original]
Edited: by Geoffrey Dutton
Cover design: painting by J. S. Ostoja-Kotowski
Date Published: October 1964
Pages: 528pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: 15/6d.
AU9
Series No.: AU9
Title: THE PENGUIN BOOK OF AUSTRALIAN BALLADS
Edited: and introduced by Russel Ward
Date Published: October 1964
Pages: 304pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: 6/-
AU10
Series No.: AU10
Title: THE CARDBOARD CROWN
Author: Martin Boyd
Cover design: drawing by John Brack
Date Published: September 1964
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: 6/-
AU11
Series No.: AU11
Title: RIDERS IN THE CHARIOT
Author: Patrick White
Cover illustration: from painting by Sidney Nolan
Date Published: January 1964
Pages: 496pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd (G.B.)
Price: 10/6d.
AU12
Series No.: AU12
Title: THE LUCKY COUNTRY Australia in the Sixties
Author: Donald Horne
Cover design: painting by Albert Tucker
Date Published: December 1964
Pages: 258pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: 90¢ 9/-
AU13
Series No.: AU13
Title: INVESTMENT IN AUSTRALIA [A Penguin Handbook]
Author: D. H. Merry and G. Bruns
Cover design: by Robin Wallace-Crabbe
Date Published: February 1965 [printed date: 1963]
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: 8/6d.
AU14
Series No.: AU14
Title: GARDENING FOR AUSTRALIANS [A Penguin Handbook]
Author: R. T. M. Pescott
Illustration: 32 pages with 59 black-and-white photographs
Cover design: by Robin Wallace-Crabbe
Date Published: July 1965
Pages: 234pp. + 32pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: 12/6d.
AU15
Series No.: AU15
Title: TOURMALINE
Author: Randolph Stow
Cover design: painting by Robert Juniper
Date Published: May 1966 [printed date: 1965
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: 4/-
AU16
Series No.: AU16
Title: THE PINK AND THE BROWN A novel
Author: Hugh Atkinson
Cover photo: by Roger Wood
Date Published: June 1967 [printed date: 1965]
Pages:
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price:
AU17
Series No.: AU17
Title: WILD CAT FALLING
Author: Colin Johnson
Cover photograph: Angove Barnaby's
Date Published: February 1967 [printed date:1965]
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 65c
AU18
Series No.: AU18
Title: THE SKY BEYOND
Author: Sir Gordon Taylor
Cover photo: by Qantas Airways
Date Published: February 1967 [printed date: 1966]
Pages: 368pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd (G.B.)
Price: 7/6d.
AU19
Series No.: AU19
Title: INDONESIA [A Penguin Special]
Author: Bruce Grant
Cover design: by Don Mason
Date Published: March 1967
Pages: 252pp.
Printer: Wilke and Company Ltd, Melbourne
Price: 85c
AU20
Series No.: AU20
Title: THE MERRY-GO-ROUND IN THE SEA
Author: Randolph Stow
Cover illustration: by Barry Tutt
Date Published: July 1968
Pages: 276pp.
Printer: Wilke and Company Ltd, Melbourne
Price: 85¢ 5/-
AU21
Series No.: AU21
Title: AUSTRALIA'S HOME [An Australian Pelican Book]
Author: Robin Boyd
Cover design: by Barry Tutt
Cover illustration: photographs 'Colonial Porch' by Max Dupain; House of Architect R. Van Rompaey by Mark Strizic
Date Published: July 1968
Pages: 316pp.
Printer: Wilke and Company Ltd, Melbourne
Price: $1.75
AU22
Series No.: AU22
Title: THE AUSTRALIAN-AMERICAN ALLIANCE - Costs and Benefits [An Australian Pelican]
Author: H. G. Gelber
Cover design: by Ian Escott
Date Published: October 1968
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd (G.B.)
Price: 85c
AU23
Series No.: AU23
Title: NEW DIRECTIONS IN AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN POLICY - Ally, Satellite or Neutral? [An Australian Pelican]
Edited: by Max Teichmann
Cover design: by Robert Hollingsworth
Date Published: April 1969
Pages: 212pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd (G.B.)
Price: $1.00

Series No.: AU24


THIS NUMBER (AU 24) WAS NOT USED.

The book was originally intended to be The Case for Conservation, edited by A. B. Costin. It was later published in 1971 as a Pelican Conservation and edited by A. B. Costin and H. J. Firth; price $2.20.
AU25
Series No.: AU25
Title: TIDES AND EDDIES
Author: Maie Casey
Cover design: by Barry Tutt
Date Published: May 1969
Pages: 216pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: 90c
AU26
Series No.: AU26
Title: THE LETTERS OF RACHEL HENNING
Edited: by David Adams
Foreword: by Norman Lindsay
Illustrated: with pen drawings by Norman Lindsay
Cover design: by Barry Tutt
Date Published: May 1969
Pages: 292pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: $1.50
AU27
Series No.: AU27
Title: AFTERNOON LIGHT - some memories of men and events
Author: Sir Robert Gordon Menzies
Cover design: by Alison Forbes (photograph courtesy of 'Fine Age')
Date Published: July 1969
Pages: 390pp.
Printer: The Griffin Press, Adelaide
Price: $1.45
AU28
Series No.: AU28
Title: POLICE KILLINGS IN AUSTRALIA [A Penguin Special]
Author: R. W. Harding
Illustration: 8 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Cover design: by David Wire
Date Published: 1969 [printed date: 1970]
Pages: 272pp. + 8pp.
Printer: The Dominion Press, Blackburn, Victoria
Price: $1.20




"Future Australian editions will appear under the appropriate series marked (Aust. Ed. only)"
AU29
Series No.: AU29
Title: PROTNOY'S COMPLAINT
Author: Philip Roth
Date Published: 1970



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