The Oily Ratbag and the Recycled Waratah: Early Years of "ABR". [essay]
This is issue no. 250, and the twenty-fifth consecutive year, of "Australian Book Review". Issue No. 1 appeared in 1978, edited by John McLaren and published by the National Book Council. Since then the journal has survived and thrived, through changes of editor (though not very often) and of editorial policy (though not very much); through changes of appearance, ownership, sponsorship and affiliation.