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Jacaranda.[1] is an education publishing company that specialises in secondary education textbooks and learning resources. It was founded in Queensland, Australia, in 1954, and is owned by the global publishing company Wiley (publisher).

Jacaranda publishes a diverse range of 7-12 learning and assessment solutions for different state curricula in Australia. It has offices in Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia.

History[edit]

Brian Clouston founded “The Jacaranda Press[2]” in 1954 as a boutique publisher of locally-written textbooks for Queensland secondary schools, to compete with the mainly British imports [3] then widely in use. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the company expanded its product offering and introduced reference materials, including The Jacaranda Atlas, the first Australian-produced secondary school atlas. Though it did print fiction in its early days, Jacaranda remains best known for its educational titles and atlases.

In 1976, the company was acquired by American based company Wiley, a global publishing company, specialising in academic publishing.  The company’s portfolio has expanded to include digital learning platforms[4], online assessment, educational games, and interactive digital textbooks. In 2019, Jacaranda is in use at over 1,800 secondary schools around Australia.

Awards[edit]

Jacaranda has won the award Publisher of the Year, given by the Australian Publishers Association, in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014 , 2015[5][6], and 2016[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiley". www.wiley.com. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  2. ^ "Jacaranda Press: (author/organisation) | AustLit: Discover Australian Stories". www.austlit.edu.au. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  3. ^ Munro, Craig; Sheahan-Bright, Robyn (2006-07-01). Paper empires: a history of the book in Australia 1946-2005. University of Queensland Press. ISBN 9780702235597.
  4. ^ "LearningField welcomes publisher Jacaranda to its world-first online textbook platform". Copyright Agency. 2018-06-22. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  5. ^ Mem: 33093512. "Educational Publishing Awards 2015 winners announced | Books+Publishing". Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  6. ^ "Press Release: Jacaranda wins Secondary Publisher of the Year Award for the fourth consecutive time". prwire.com.au. Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  7. ^ Mem: 33105824. "Educational Publishing Awards 2016 winners announced | Books+Publishing". Retrieved 2019-04-23.

External links:

Official website

Jacaranda

Australian Publishers Association