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Book Production

DONOVAN & ASSOCIATES has supervised the design, creation, and production of many publications. This ensures that the firm is able to provide a smooth transition from research and writing to publication. Indeed, the firm is able to provide this expertise with its own network of editor, designer and working experience with several printing houses. Books produced on behalf of clients include:


Port Wakefield and District: A History;

An Industrial History of South Australia;

A Guide to Stained Glass Windows in and About Adelaide;

Towards Excellence: The A.W. Baulderstone Story;

Waltzing Matildas: the Men and Machines of the 2/9th Australian Armoured Regiment;

Real History: a history of the Real Estate Institute of South Australia, 1919-1989;

School’s Out: A History of Payneham Primary School;

Highways: a history of the South Australian Highways Department;

Failure of Triumph by EJ Connellan;

So, You Want to Write History?;

Dame Nancy. The autobiography of Dame Nancy Buttfield;

Adventures with Clio: Historians recounting their memorable experiences;

Changing the Guard: A History of the Australian Protective Service;

‘In the Interest of the Country’ A History of the Pastoral Board of South Australia 1893–1993;

The Strzelecki Track: Lifeline to the Corner Country;

In the Marist Tradition: Sacred Heart College, Adelaide, 1897–1997;

National Assets: A history of Asset Services and the Commonwealth’s day-labour organisation;

The Roche Approach: Roche Bros, 1921–1997;

Lights! … Water! … ACTEW! A History of ACTEW Corporation and its Predecessors;

Australian Barley Board: Making the Right Moves, 1939–1999;

Engineering Employers Association South Australia Group Training Scheme 1981–2001;

From Paddocks to Plaza: Essays on the Development of the City of Tea Tree Gully, 1945–2001;

Number One: A History of Tip Top Bakeries in Australia;

The Trial of Mary Schippan;

Adelaide Airport 1955–2005: From Tin Shed to Glass Showcase;

Johnson & Johnson: 75 Years of Caring, Australia and New Zealand;

Faith, Families, Farms and Football;

The Real Thing: 70 years of Coca-Cola in South Australia;

Storm, An Australian country town and World War I;

Values for success: a history of National Pharmacies;

The Roseworthy College Legacy and the ’68 Group;

The Connellan Airways Trust: Three decades on;

Life Matters: a history of Symbion.

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Presentation at Adelaide Airport
Peter Donovan (right) with representatives of Hyde Park Press after presenting a printing industry award to Phil Baker, chief executive officer of Adelaide Airport, following publication of the history of the airport.
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