The recipients of the 2011 George Robertson Service to the Publishing Industry Awards for distinguished service to the Australian publishing industry were announced on 28 April, following the Australian Publishers Association (APA) Annual General meeting in Melbourne.

The Copyright Agency congratulates the members below who received awards.

  • Paul Reekie from CSIRO publishing
  • Mark Robertson from Wiley
  • Ross Gibb from Macmillan Publishers Australia

To be eligible for the Award, a nominee must:

1. have devoted and loyal service of more than 30 years to the publishing industry;
2. have demonstrated respect among colleagues and members of the industry;
3. be nominated by their present or a past employer who is a current APA member; and
4. be currently employed in the publishing industry or have been retired for 3 years or less.

The award is named in honour of George Robertson a founder of iconic Australian publisher Angus & Robertson. George Robertson published The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses by A.B. Paterson (in 1895) and Henry Lawson’s In the Days When the World was Wide and While the Billy Boils (in 1896) as well as many other well-known Australian writers. He died in 1933.

For further information, contact the APA.