Catherine McKinnon Adelaide Festival 60 YearsThe Adelaide Festival is as much shaped by people and place as it in turn shapes people and place; its identity is a weird and wild shifting thing. It is not owned by one individual, but belongs to everyone.

Adelaide Festival 60 Years is an astounding chorus of images and tales that revel in the life of the Festival since its founding in 1960 – remembering what it was, anticipating what it might be.

Stunning full-colour photography captures moments in time, both sweeping and intimate, woven together to form an important story of culture and ideas across 60 years of history and 35 iconic festivals.

Peter Pinne and Peter Wyllie Johnston The Australian Musical From the BeginningPeter Pinne and Peter Wyllie Johnston’s The Australian Musical: From the Beginning is a definitive history of a century of musical theatre in Australia, including behind the scenes stories of achievement and disaster, fully illustrated in colour.

Musical theatre has a special place in the hearts of Australians. Whether it’s The Boy from Oz, Bran Nue Dae or Muriel’s Wedding, we love to see Australian stories on the big stage with all the glamour, energy and vibrancy a musical can offer.

From small amateur performances in the early days, to international achievements, to the new wave of Australian musicals from the 1990s right through to the explosion of creativity in the 21st century, they recount the emotional roller-coaster of successes and disappointments of one of the most demanding art forms.

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