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The Rigby Sketchbook Series

West Australian Goldfields Sketchbook This series of about 175 titles was published from 1966 to about 1982 by Rigby Publishers Limited. The one hundredth book in the series was the Carlton & Parkville Sketchbook in 1976. The book was issued with a removable purple band tucked inside the front and back covers announcing "100th SKETCHBOOK - celebrating the 100th publication in this Rigby series". Thank you David McKinlay for pointing this out.

All Rigby editions were published in hardcover and were octavo (8vo) with the exception of a dozen titles which were oblong quarto (ob 4to).

Some titles were later republished by others in either softcover or hardback.

Most of the sketches depict buildings in Australian towns. A vignette accompanies each drawing.

In 1975 the main office of Rigby Limited was located at 30 North Terrace, Kent Town, South Australia. There is now a furniture and homewares store at that address.

Presented here are three lists of Rigby Sketchbooks. The first is intended as a complete list, the second is of titles that are referred to from time to time but I doubt were published, and the third list provides details of the four omnibus editions.

The following list is believed to be a complete list of all the Rigby Sketchbook Series in title sequence.

Drawings by Text by Title; publication dates and errata State or Country
McLeod, Jeanette Lamshed, Max Adelaide Sketchbook
1967, 1st rev ed 1978, 2nd rev ed 1981
South Australia
McLeod, Jeanette Lamshed, Max Adelaide Hills Sketchbook
1971, reprinted 1972, 1974
South Australia
Wroth, Bruce Wilson, Helen H Albany Sketchbook
1975
Western Australia
Meikle, Annette Carroll, Brian Albury - Wodonga Sketchbook
1977
Victoria/New South Wales
Chandler, Colin Kirke, Wendy Alice Springs Sketchbook
1977
Norhern Territory
Berry, Peg Chinner, Barry Angaston Sketchbook
1976
South Australia
White, Unk Holcroft, M H Auckland Sketchbook
1969
New Zealand
Emanuel, Cedric Clarke, M I Australian Horses Sketchbook
1975, ob 4to
Note: This title can be confused with "Australian Horses" by Cedric Emanuel, also published by Rigby in 1975 (12 sketches, 28 pages).
Australia
Slevin, Alan Slevin, Alan Australian Ships Sketchbook
1972, ob 4to
Australia
Wroth, Bruce Wilson, Helen H Avon Valley Sketchbook
1977
Western Australia
Hawley, Graham Bechervaise, John Ballarat Sketchbook
1977, revised 1982
Victoria
White, Unk Bechervaise, John Ballarat and Western Goldfields Sketchbook
1970
Victoria
Emanuel, Cedric Ruhen, Olaf Balmain Sketchbook
1975
New South Wales
McLeod, Jeanette Thiele, Colin Barossa Valley Sketchbook
1968
South Australia
Wroth, Bruce Cogan, Morva Bassendean and Guildford Sketchbook
1976
Western Australia
Phile, Stephen Webb, Judith Bathurst Sketchbook
1975
New South Wales
Bacon, Richard Woodberry, Joan Battery Point (Tasmania) Sketchbook
1978
Tasmania
Hawley, Graham Davidson, Rodney Beechworth Sketchbook
1972
Victoria
White, Unk Bechervaise, John Bendigo and Eastern Goldfields Sketchbook
1970
Victoria
White, Unk Bechervaise, John Blue Mountains Sketchbook
1971
New South Wales
Gamble, Allan Phillips, Valmai Botany Bay Sketchbook
1977
New South Wales
Morant, Julia Green, O S Box Hill Sketchbook
1978
Victoria
Roger-Genersh, Arno Preston, James Brighton Sketchbook
1974
Victoria
Berry, Peg Branson, V M Brighton and Seacliff Sketchbook
1975
South Australia
White, Unk Newell, Peter Brisbane Sketchbook
1967
Queensland
Beck, Frank McLean, Donald Broken Hill Sketchbook
1968
New South Wales
Wroth, Bruce Vines, Freda Bunbury and Busselton Sketchbook
1975
Western Australia
Perry, Maurice Auhl, Ian Burra Sketchbook
1969, reprinted 1970,1972,1973; reprinted (paperback) by Investigator Press 1982.
South Australia
Emanuel, Cedric Watling, Pamela Cairns Sketchbook
1976, Published in Cairns' Centenary Year 1876-1976
Queensland
Beasley, Bill Carroll, Brian Camberwell Sketchbook
1978
Victoria
White, Unk Luck, Peter Canberra Sketchbook
1968
Australian Capital Territory
Beasley, Bill McKinlay, Brian Carlton and Parkville Sketchbook
1976. The one hundredth  Rigby sketchbook to be published.
Victoria
Beasley, Bill Bechervaise, John Castlemaine Sketchbook
1979
Victoria
Emanuel, Cedric Roberts, Dale Cedric Emanuel's Canberra Sketchbook
1976, ob 4to
Australian Capital Territory
Emanuel, Cedric McKay, Andrew Cedric Emanuel's Melbourne Sketchbook
1976, ob 4to
Victoria
Emanuel, Cedric Thompson, Patricia Cedric Emanuel's Paddington Sketchbook
1975, ob 4to
New South Wales
Emanuel, Cedric van Sommers, Tess Cedric Emanuel's Parramatta Sketchbook
1977, ob 4to
Later, about 1980, republished as Historic Parramatta by the Parramatta City Council.
New South Wales
Emanuel, Cedric van Sommers, Tess Cedric Emanuel's Sydney Sketchbook
1974, ob 4to
New South Wales
Emanuel, Cedric van Sommers, Tess Cedric Emanuel's Sydney Harbour Sketchbook
1976 ob 4to, republished by Lansdowne 1997, softcover
New South Wales
White, Unk Holcroft, M H Christchurch Sketchbook
1968
New Zealand
Phillips, Arthur Branson, V M Clare and District Sketchbook
1975, revised edition 1976
South Australia
Brodie, Bill McKinlay, Brian Collingwood and Fitzroy Sketchbook
1978
Victoria
Haddon, George McKay, Andrew Collins Street Sketchbook
1975
Victoria
Angus, Don Hayes, Joy Dandenongs Sketchbook
1970, reprinted 1973
Victoria
Jopson, Kevin Newell, Peter Darling Downs Sketchbook
1972, reprinted 1976
Queensland
Roberts, Ainslie Lockwood, Kim Darwin Sketchbook
1970, reprinted 1974
Norhern Territory
Hawley, Graham McKinlay, Brian Diamond Valley Sketchbook
1973
Victoria
Lawrence, Jon Hornadge, Bill Dubbo Sketchbook
1980
New South Wales
(various) Carroll, Brian Early Melbourne Sketchbook
1977, ob 4to
Victoria
Emanuel, Cedric van Sommers, Tess Early Sydney Sketchbook
First published by Rigby 1978; subsequently published by the Royal Australian Historical Society in 1983 (paperback) and Hutchinson in 1984.
New South Wales
Roger-Genersh, Arno Blyth, Ian Echuca Sketchbook
1978
Victoria
Dove, Victor Dove, Victor Fiji Sketchbook
1970
Fiji
Lawrence, Jon Lawrence, Terri Forbes and Parkes Sketchbook
1978
New South Wales
Roger-Genersh, Arno Frost, Russell Frankston and Mount Eliza Sketchbook
First published by Rigby in 1976; subsequently published in 1989 by Loch Haven Books
Victoria
Wroth, Bruce Ward, Kirwan Fremantle Sketchbook
1974, reprinted 1976
Western Australia
Perry, Maurice Auhl, Ian Gawler Sketchbook
1973; subsequently published in 1982 by Investigator Press
South Australia
Norman, Desmond Blake, L J Geelong Sketchbook
1971
Victoria
Rohan, Peter Wilson, Helen H Geraldton Sketchbook
1976
Western Australia
Norman, Desmond Austin. K A Gippsland Sketchbook
1975
Victoria
McLeod, Jeanette Mudie, Ian Glenelg Sketchbook
1974; Sketches on pages 23 and 49 are transposed
South Australia
Nicholas, Mike Small, Sir Bruce Gold Coast Sketchbook
1981
Queensland
Jopson, Kevin Newell, Peter Gold Coast and Green Mountains Sketchbook
1969
Queensland
Revitt, Ronald Strom, Beryl Gosford and Central Coast Sketchbook
1980
New South Wales
Emanuel, Cedric Phillips, Valmai Goulburn Sketchbook
1975
New South Wales
Hay, Fraser Bechervaise,John Grampians Sketchbook
1971
Victoria
Pile, Stephen Lindsay, Hilarie Grenfell Sketchbook
1977
New South Wales
Fox, Anni Luur Wade, Lena L Hahndorf Sketchbook
1976
South Australia
White, Unk Cayley, Frank Hawkesbury River Sketchbook
1970
New South Wales
Roger-Genersh, Arno Carroll, Brian Hawthorn and Kew Sketchbook
1975
Victoria
Millsteed, Rex Branson, V M Hindmarsh Sketchbook
1977
South Australia
Emanuel, Cedric Ruhen, Olaf Historic Buildings of Sydney Sketchbook
1972 reprinted 1975
New South Wales
Mather, Frank Woodberry, Joan Historic Hobart Sketchbook
1976
Tasmania
Alty, John Woodberry, Joan Historic Richmond (Tasmania) Sketchbook
1977
Tasmania
Angus, Max Adam-Smith, Patsy Hobart Sketchbook
1968, reprinted 1970, 1975 [1975 reprint does not list the 1970 reprint], revised ed 1982
Tasmania
Bishop, Sandy Howells, Trevor Hunter Valley Sketchbook
1980
New South Wales
Emanuel, Cedric Thompson, Patricia Hunter's Hill Sketchbook
1973
New South Wales
Grigg, Gillian Beale, Edgar Illawarra Sketchbook
1976
New South Wales
Everingham, Rick Burger, Angela Ipswich Sketchbook
1976
Queensland
Glade-Wright, Kate Newnham, W H Kangaroo Island Sketchbook
1975
South Australia
Montgomery, Jack Carroll, Brian Kelly Country Sketchbook
1972, reprinted 1973, 1974
Victoria/New South Wales
Peake, A J Manning, Daniel Kensington and Norwood Sketchbook
1976
South Australia
Phillips, Arthur Adam-Smith, Patsy Launceston Sketchbook
1973, revised edition 1982
Tasmania
Roach, Steve Paridaens, Iris Lithgow and Hartley Valley Sketchbook
1978
New South Wales
Long, Lionel Davies, Brian Liverpool Sketchbook
1980
New South Wales
McClaren, Moira Greenwood, Roxley Magill Sketchbook
1976
South Australia
Coldham, Bruce Marks, Stan Malvern Sketchbook
1980
Victoria
Bishop, Sandy MacDougall, Tony Manly - Warringah Sketchbook
1977
New South Wales
Roger-Genersh, Arno Carroll, Brian Marvellous Melbourne Sketchbook
1974; Perhaps only published under that title in Historic Melbourne Sketchbook omnibus (published 1977)? See omnibus table.
Seems to be the same as
Second Melbourne Sketchbook 1974.
Victoria
White, Unk Newnham, W H Melbourne Sketchbook
1967
Victoria
Roger-Genersh, Arno Carroll, Brian Melbourne Sketchbook
Published in 1990 by Loch Haven Books. A revised and expanded edition of the Second Melbourne Sketchbook which was originally published in 1974 by Rigby
Victoria
Roger-Genersh, Arno Carroll, Brian Melbourne Churches and Schools Sketchbook
1973
Victoria
Meikle, Annette Carroll, Brian Mildura and Wentworth Sketchbook
1976
Victoria, New South Wales
Oborn, Pamela Chinner, Christine Mitcham Village Sketchbook
1974,ob 4to
South Australia
Phillips, Arthur Hand, Milton Moonta, Wallaroo, Kadina Sketchbook
1974
South Australia
Gamble, Allan Souter, Ngaire Mosman Sketchbook
1976
New South Wales
Colechin, Be Hill, Les Mount Gambier Sketchbook
1976
The sketch printed on page 55 should appear on page 60 and vice versa.
South Australia
Freeman, Peter Woolcott, Derek Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area Sketchbook
1979
New South Wales
Hawley, Graham Davidson, Rodney National Trust (Victoria) Sketchbook
1976
Victoria
Shardlow, Ross Hasluck, Alexandra National Trust of Western Australia Sketchbook
1978, reprinted 1984
Western Australia
White, Unk Newell, Peter New England Sketchbook
1970
New South Wales
Alty, John Woodberry, Joan New Norfolk Sketchbook
1977
Tasmania
Long, Lionel Davies, Brian Newcastle Sketchbook
1980
New South Wales
White, Unk Farrelly, Alan Newcastle and Hunter Valley Sketchbook
1969
New South Wales
White, Unk Newnham, W H Nineteenth Century Melbourne Sketchbook
1967
Victoria
White, Unk van Sommers, Tess Nineteenth Century Sydney Sketchbook
1965
New South Wales
Angas, Max Smith, Patsy Adam Nineteenth Century Tasmania Sketchbook
1971? Only published in "Historic Tasmania" omnibus in 1977? See omnibus table.
Tasmania
White, Unk Sriber, Ruth Norfolk Island Sketchbook
1968
Australia
McLeod, Jeanette Nagel, Paula North Adelaide Sketchbook
1975
South Australia
Gamble, Allan Souter, Ngaire North Sydney Sketchbook
1978, reprinted 1982
New South Wales
Roberts, Ainslie Lockwood, Douglas Northern Territory Sketchbook
1968
Northern Territory
McCleod, Janette Newnham, W H Old Adelaide Hotels Sketchbook
1971
South Australia
Beasley, Bill Bechervaise, John Old Melbourne Hotels Sketchbook
1973
Victoria
Beasley, Bill Bechervaise, John Old Victorian Country Pubs Sketchbook
1976
Victoria
Guinney, David White, Leo Orange Sketchbook
1980
New South Wales
White, Unk Thompson, Patricia Paddington Sketchbook
1971
New South Wales
White, Unk Ruhen, Olaf Parramatta Sketchbook
1971
New South Wales
Rigby, Paul Ward, Kirwan Perth Sketchbook
1966, reprinted 1967
Western Australia
Bruce Wroth Ward, Kirwan Perth Sketchbook
1979 (Perth's 150th year)
Western Australia
Angus, Don Austin, K A Phillip Island Sketchbook
1972
Victoria
Halls, Chris Halls, Chris Port Adelaide Sketchbook
1972
South Australia
Phillips, Arthur Adam Smith, Patsy Port Arthur Sketchbook
1971, republished 1973; and later in paperback by the Australian Print Group.
Tasmania
Millsteed, Rex Branson, V.M. Port Augusta Sketchbook
1977
South Australia
Haldane, Roger Baillie, Percy Port Lincoln Sketchbook
1972
South Australia
Hatcher, Vic Ruhen, Olaf Port Macquarie Sketchbook
1970
New South Wales
Norman, Desmond Austin, K A Port Phillip Bay Sketchbook
1970
Victoria
Millsteed, Rex Branson, V M Port Pirie Sketchbook
1976
South Australia
Hawley, Graham Vaughan, Berkeley Portland Sketchbook
1975
Victoria
Roger-Genersh, Arno Carroll, Brian Richmond and East Melbourne Sketchbook
1976
Victoria
McLeod, Jeanette Mudie, Ian River Murray Sketchbook
1969, reprinted 1973
Victoria
New South Wales
Beasley, Bill Carroll, Brian River Yarra Sketchbook
1973
Victoria
Halls, Chris Mudie, Ian Riverboats Sketchbook
1975,ob 4to
Australia
Rigby, Paul Ward, Kirwan Rottnest Island Sketchbook
1969
Western Australia
Meikle, Annette Waters, Elizabeth Sandringham Sketchbook
1978
Victoria
Roger-Genersh, Arno Carroll, Brian Second Melbourne Sketchbook
1974, revised edition 1981.
The 1974 edition was replublished as
Marvellous Melbourne in the Historic Melbourne Sketchbook omnibus, see omnibus section below.
A "revised and expanded" edition was published in 1990 under the title
Melbourne Sketchbook by Loch Haven Books. This has four sketches that were not included in the 1st edition of Second Melbourne Sketchbook and it lacks four of the sketches that were included.
Victoria
Colechin, Be Ayres, Bill Shepparton Sketchbook
1981
Victoria
Robins, Ken Lamshed, Max South East Sketchbook
1970, reprinted 1974
South Australia
Emanuel, Cedric Ruhen, Olaf Southern Highlands (of N.S.W.) Sketchbook
1974
New South Wales
Walls, Bill Branson, V M Southern Vales Sketchbook
1977
South Australia
Walls, Bill Branson, V M Southern Vineyards Sketchbook
1976, ob 4to
South Australia
Brodie, Bill Marks, Stan St Kilda Sketchbook
1980, revised and expanded and published as St Kilda Heritage in 1995
Victoria
Brodie, Bill Marks, Stan St Kilda Heritage Sketchbook
1995, revised & expanded edition of St Kilda, soft cover, published by Cosmos Books and Music
Victoria
Brodie, Bill Preston, James St Kilda Road Sketchbook
1979
Victoria
Wroth, Bruce Ward, Kirwan Swan River Sketchbook
1978
Western Australia
White, Unk van Sommers, Tess Sydney Sketchbook
October 1965, reprinted December 1965, October 1966, April 1967
New South Wales
White, Unk Sriber, Charles Sydney Harbour Sketchbook
1968
New South Wales
Angus, Max Adam Smith, Patsy Tasmania Sketchbook
1971, reprinted 1976
Tasmania
Millsteed, Rex Auhl, Ian Tea Tree Gully Sketchbook
1975;reprinted by Investigator Press 1979.
South Australia
White, Unk Ruhen, Olaf The Rocks, Sydney Sketchbook
1966, reprinted 1966, 1967, 1968
New South Wales
John, David Branson, V M Thebarton and West Torrens Sketchbook
1978
South Australia
Roger-Genersh, Arno Carroll, Brian Toorak and South Yarra Sketchbook
1974
Victoria
Hinchliffe, David Hinchliffe Bert Toowoomba Sketchbook
1977, reprinted 1978
Queensland
Roberts, Ainslie Newell, Peter Tropical Queensland Sketchbook
1971
Queensland
Gamble, Allan van Sommers, Tess University of Sydney Sketchbook
1977, reprinted 1978
New South Wales
Beasley, Bill Bechervaise, John Univertity of Melbourne Sketchbook
1977
Victoria
Muir, Rob Branson, V M Victor Harbour and District Sketchbook
1974
South Australia
Walls, Bill Scales, Marjorie Walkerville Sketchbook
1977
South Australia
Emanuel, Cedric Phillips, Valmai Watsons Bay Sketchbook
1973
New South Wales
White, Unk Holcroft, M H Wellington Sketchbook
1969
New Zealand
Read, Arthur Evan Lockwood, Kim West Australian Goldfields Sketchbook
1969
Western Australia
Hawley, Graham McKinlay, Brian Western District Sketchbook
1971
Victoria
Meikle, Annette Evans, W P Williamstown Sketchbook
1977
Victoria
Emanuel, Cedric Thompson, Patricia Windsor Sketchbook
1975
New South Wales
Whitford, Ken Whitford, Ken Yankalilla and District Sketchbook
1974
South Australia
McLeod, Jeanette Carmichael, Ern Yorke Peninsula Sketchbook
1972, reprinted 1974
South Australia

I have come across references to the following titles but I am unconvinced that they were ever published:

Title Drawings by Text  by Comments
Berwick Sketchbook     ?Published
Castlemaine and Maldon Sketchbook   John Bechervaise ?Published
Charters Towers and Ravenswood Sketchbook     ?Published
Gold Coast Sketchbook Kevin Jopson Peter Newell Jopson/Newell produced Gold Coast and Green Mountains and Nicholas/Small produced Gold Coast
Goldfields of New South Wales Sketchbook     ?Published
Ku-ring-gai Sketchbook     ?Published
North Shore Sydney Sketchbook     ?Published
Old Sydney Town Sketchbook     ?Published
Rockhampton Sketchbook     ?Published
Samoa Sketchbook Peake, A J Eustis, Nelson 1979. Although sometimes listed as a Rigby Sketchbook, probably never published as such. Published by Hobby Investments, Adelaide.
Tamworth Sketchbook     ?Published

Rigby Sketchbook Omnibus Editions:


Historic Melbourne
1977
Nineteenth Century Melbourne (White, Unk & Newnham, W H)
Marvellous Melbourne (Roger-Genersh, Arno & Carroll, Brian). Originally published as Second Melbourne Sketchbook 1974
Old Melbourne Hotels (Beasley, Bill & Bechervaise, John)
Collins Street (Haddon, George & McKay, Andrew)
Historic Sydney
1977
The Rocks (White, Unk & Ruhen, Olaf)
Nineteenth Century Sydney (White, Unk & van Sommers, Tess)
Balmain (Emanuel, Cedric & Ruhen, Olaf)
Paddington (White, Unk & Thompson, Patricia)
Historic Tasmania
1977; republished in paperback by the Australia Print Group (no date)
Nineteenth Century Tasmania (Max Angus, Patsy Adam Smith)
Hobart (Frank Mather, Joan Woodberry)
Launceston (Arthur Phillips, Patsy Adam Smith)
Port Arthur (Arthur Phillips, Patsy Adam Smith)
Queensland
1976
Brisbane (Peter Newell and Unk White)
Gold Coast and Green Mountains (Peter Newell and Kevin Jopson)
Tropical Queensland (Ainslie Roberts and Peter Newell)
Darling Downs (Kevin Jopson and Peter Newell)