News Letter (Lot of 102 Odd Volumes, 1953-1988)

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    First Edition.

    Various sizes. 102 volumes, illustrations, some colour. Pictorial saddle-stapled wrappers.

    102 odd volumes of the internal newsletter of Australian sugar and industrial company, CSR. CSR was founded in 1855 and from the late 19th century held a virtual monopoly on Queensland and Fiji sugar production for a century. This lot of newsletters document the company’s activities around Australia and internationally, with short reports on research and development, industrial achievements, broader industry activity, and staff births, deaths, marriages, transfers, appointments, and company sporting fixtures. Each number illustrated throughout and providing important historical documentation on Australian sugar, mining, and industry, and as well as insight into the developments of CSR across the mid to late 20th century. Full list of numbers 34, 49-52, 55-61, 63, 65-68, 71-72, 74-80, 82-89, 91-100, 102-107, 109-111, 113-115, 117-119, 121, 123, 133, 135, 138-176.

    Most numbers are in Near Fine to Very Good Condition with only minor shelf and handling wear. A few in Good Condition with moderate handling wear and previous owner’s name in ink, number 59 with some ink drawing to the wrappers front panel. Number 65 in Fair Condition with the wrappers splitting at spine. Very Good Condition.