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The house of Packer : the making of a media empire

Author: Bridget Griffen-Foley
Publisher: St Leonards, NSW, Australia : Allen & Unwin, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Australia's richest man, Kerry Packer, came to the helm of Australian Consolidated Press in the 1970s, handing the reins to his son in the 1990s. This book examines ACP, one of Australia's foremost  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Frank Packer, Sir; Frank Packer, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bridget Griffen-Foley
ISBN: 1864488824 9781864488821
OCLC Number: 42399159
Notes: Expanded edition of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Macquarie University.
Description: xviii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: AcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsList of illustrationsTimelinePreface1.'This gang of respectable thieves'2.Miracle magazine, 1932-19343.Guarding the crown jewels, 1934-19364.Thoroughly modern, 1936-19385.'Arm yourself,but keep your head', 1938-19406.There will always be a Telegraph, 1940-19427.Power through popularity, 1943-19458.A birthright invaded, 1946-19509.A corporate octopus curtailed, 1950-195310.Pig Iron Frank, 1954-195711.Dividing the spoils, 1958-196212.Wheeling and dealing, 1963-196713.Selling the plantation, 1968-1974Appendix 1 Weekly women's magazine circulations, 1938-1974Appendix 2 Sydney morning newspaper circulations, 1936-1972Appendix 3 Sydney Sunday morning newspaper circulations, 1940-1972Appendix 4 Australian Consolidated Press Walkley Award winnersNotesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Bridget Griffen-Foley.
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