Barrett Reid

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Barrett Reid AM (1926–1995) was an Australian librarian, poet and literary editor.[1]

Early life[]

He grew up in Brisbane and moved to Melbourne in the early 1950s where he started working at the State Library of Victoria.[2]


Reid, Barrett, (1995). Making country. Sydney: Angus and Robertson [3]


Overland 1988–1993 (244 issues)

Barjai Barrett Reid (editor), Laurence Collinson (editor), Brisbane :Barjai Publishing Service, 1943–1947 periodical (15 issues)

Ern Malley's Journal Max Harris (editor), Barrett Reid (editor), John Reed (editor), 1952 periodical (4 issues)

Letters of John Reed : Defining Australian Cultural Life 1920–1981 John Reed, Nancy Underhill (editor), Barrett Reid (editor),Ringwood : Viking, 2001

Honours and legacy[]

On Australia Day 1983, Reid was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to librarianship.[4]

The State Library of Victoria Barrett Reid Scholarship is awarded to Victorian public library employees to assist with professional development activities.[5]


  1. ^ "Reid, Barrett (1926-1995) - People and organisations". Trove. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  2. ^ Papps, Phyllis Miranda. "Barrett Reid: a charismatic chameleon - No 87 May 2011". Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  3. ^ Reid, Barrett (1995). Making country. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. ISBN 0207188262. OCLC 35178524.
  4. ^ Australian Honours Database. Retrieved 18 March 2019
  5. ^ "Barrett Reid Scholarship". State Library Victoria. Retrieved 1 March 2019.

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