you come across a generous organisation that is willing to send you
every issue of its magazine for virtually nothing. What we are talking
about here are periodicals in the true sense of the word, where the
emphasis is on information — and not on potential sales (as with
catalogues posing as “bulletins” or “reviews”).
We know of course
that a lot of sites on the Internet function as “free” magazines,
and no doubt Bikwil will be referring to some of these in our Web
Line column as time goes on. But with Postal Fever we want to
concentrate on paper-and-ink mags.
there aren’t too many examples of such complimentary reading matter,
which means that this is one column where we could really use your
input. So help spread the good word on (near-) free subscriptions.
Here’s a free
one to start us off.
the official newsletter of the Heritage Council of NSW, and appears 3
times a year. The format is 8 A4 pages, mainly text but also with a few
Its ISSN is
You can get on
the mailing list by ringing (02) 9391-2060 or writing to:
Governor Macquarie Tower
1 Farrer Place
the time I write this, the most recent issue is that of December 1996
(vol. 3 No. 3). Its contents include:
members of the Heritage Council, including the new Chair, Hazel Hawke
the quality of infill development in the historic town centre of
progress under the State’s new heritage policy
by Howard Tanner, outgoing Chairman
of a course on the assessment of development applications for work on heritage items
to clean masonry walls
publications (6 of them free), including order form
supplement covering all 344 1996/97 NSW Heritage Assistance Programs Approved Projects.