The BP Magazine (1928-42)

The BP Magazine was launched as an organ of the Australian shipping company Burns, Philp & Co., and was edited by Dora Payter across its publication span. “Carrying the torch to travel” into regions Burns Philp and its shipping affiliates had newly conceived as the pleasure periphery of Australia was the magazine’s mandate, and Payter consistently carried it out. Payter managed to gentrify the image of the firm and the region by tying the magazine to literary journalism, and to the prestige of art and literature. Stories set in the South Pacific and Melanesia regularly appeared in the pages of the magazine as an attempt to transform the image of the region. However, this practice was no longer sustainable by the late 1930s, when books and quality fiction became increasingly associated with Australia and with national literature.

The BP- Volume 1

December 1928

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March 1929

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June 1929

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September 1929

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The BP- Volume 2

December 1929

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March 1930

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June 1930

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September 1930

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The BP- Volume 3

December 1930

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March 1931

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June 1931

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September 1931

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The BP- Volume 4

December 1931

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March 1932

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June 1932

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September 1932

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The BP- Volume 6

December 1933

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March 1934

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June 1934

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September 1934

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The BP- Volume 8

December 1935

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March 1936

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June 1936

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September 1936

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The BP- Volume 9

December 1936

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March 1937

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June 1937

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September 1937

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The BP- Volume 10

December 1937

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March 1938

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June 1938

September 1938

 

The BP- Volume 11

December 1938

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March 1939

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June 1939

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September 1939

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The BP- Volume 12

December 1939

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June 1940

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September 1940

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The BP- Volume 13

December 1940

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March 1941

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September 1940

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The BP- Volume 14

December 1941

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March 1942

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June 1942

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