Quadrant magazine kicked off in 1956-57 as a pocket-sized quarterly. James McAuley edited the first 20 issues and these have now become collectors items. I am scanning those 20 issues and the task is half done but work will have to stop while I go fishing in WA, off Carnarvon.
Due to my limited competence and resources the first 4 issues consist of big pdf files which take some time to load. The following 6 issues load faster but the picture is not so sharp, resembling the somewhat faded original copy.
The guiding principles, from McAuley’s first editorial comment.
To be Australian in our orientation, because we are interested in this country, its people, its problems, its cultural life, its liberties, and its safety;
To publish work of interest and merit on any topic without regard to the affiliations or repute of the author, the sole requirement being that the material should be worth reading;