Lavishly illustrated landmark books that document the national story.

The Miegunyah Press is a special imprint of Melbourne University Publishing that publishes prestigious books of the highest printing and design quality at affordable prices. Miegunyah Press books are absorbingly original, visually grand and eminently collectable.

Distinguished by their reputation for quality, books published under the Miegunyah imprint are lavishly illustrated landmark books that document the national story, and include a list of award-winning art, photography, historical and biographical titles. The diversity of this imprint also encompasses a range of contemporary genres including popular culture, travel, food and gardening titles.

The Miegunyah Press was established in 1967 through the vision of Sir Russell Grimwade and from major bequests provided by him and his wife. Sir Russell Grimwade (1879-1955), businessman and philanthropist, was a passionate collector of Australiana, especially books and paintings concerned with Australia's European beginnings. He is often remembered as the man who brought Captain Cook's Cottage to Australia in 1934. 'Miegunyah', in Orrong Road Toorak, was the Grimwade's home from 1911 to 1955. Miegunyah is an Aboriginal word meaning 'my house'. 

The Patron of The Miegunyah Press is Sir Andrew Grimwade who has had a unique and continuing involvement since the inception of the Press.

Complete Listing of Miegunyah Press books

Below is the full list of Miegunyah Press books published since the series' inception.

THE SECOND SERIES

In 1995 The Miegunyah Press became a separate imprint of MUP, and its distinctive window logo appears on all books published in the second series. For the benefit of collectors and those who appreciate the many aspects of fine book production, titles in the second series include a colophon page at the end of the book.

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2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • 2.136 Seasons in My House and Garden - Holly Kerr Forsyth (out of print)
  • 2.135 The Gardens of Ideas - Richard Aitken (out of print)
  • 2.134 art+soul - Hetti Perkins
  • 2.133 Everfresh: Blackbook - Everfresh Studio (out of print)
  • 2.132 The West and the Map of the World - Matthew Richardson (out of print)
  • 2.131 Making Waves - David Penington
  • 2.130 Rare and Curious - Elizabeth Ellis
  • 2.129 Something to Declare - Sir James Gobbo (out of print)
  • 2.128 Sunday's Kitchen - Lesley Harding and Kendra Morgan (out of print)
  • 2.127 The Gardener's Book of Days - Holly Kerr Forsyth (out of print)
  • 2.126 Malcolm Fraser - Margaret Simons and Malcolm Fraser

2009

  • 2.125 Shannon Bennett's Paris - Shannon Bennett
  • 2.124 Cubism and Australian Art - Lesley Harding and Sue Cramer (out of print)
  • 2.123 Weary - Sue Ebury (available in general paperback edition)
  • 2.122 Oceans - Andrew Dwyer
  • 2.121 Bottersnikes and Other Lost Things - Juliet O'Conner (out of print)
  • 2.120 Eating with Emperors - Jake Smith (out of print)
  • 2.119 Australia's Remarkable Trees - Richard Allen (available in new general paperback gift edition)
  • 2.118 Reframing Darwin - Jeanette Hoorn (Ed) (out of print)
  • 2.117 Kings Way - Cubrilo, Harvery and Stamer (outof print)
  • 2.116 Don't Forget Me Cobber - Robin Corfield (available in general paperback edition)
  • 2.115 Possession - Brian Attwood (available in general paperback edition)
  • 2.114 Judy Watson - Judy Watson and Louise Martin-Chew (out of print)
  • 2.113 Gardens of Eden - Holly Kerr Forsyth (out of print)

2008

2007

  • 2.96 The Constant Gardener - Holly Kerr Forsyth (out of print)
  • 2.95 Outback - Andrew Dwyer (out of print)
  • 2.94 The Art of the Collection - State Library of Victoria with Richard Aitken, Leigh Astbury, Ashley Crawford, Graeme Davison and Brenda Niall (out of print)
  • 2.93 The World of the Book - Des Cowley and Clare Williamson (available in general paperback edition)
  • 2.92 Uncommissioned Art - Christine Dew (out of print)
  • 2.91 A Dictionary of Sea Quotations (numbered paperback edition) - Edward Duyker
  • 2.90 Prince of The Church - Philip Ayres
  • 2.89 Homes in the Sky - Dr Charles Pickett and Caroline Butler-Bowdon (out of print)
  • 2.88 Portrait of a Friendship (numbered paperback edition) - Bryony Cosgrove (ed.)
  • 2.87 Voyages to the South Seas - Danielle Clode (available in general paperback edition)
  • 2.86 Sir Ninian Stephen - Tim McCormack and Cheryl Saunders (eds)
  • 2.85 Diversity and Discovery - Sir Gustav Nossal (out of print)
  • 2.84 Your Most Obedient Servant - Patrick Morgan (ed.)
  • 2.83 Modernism and Australia - Ann Stephen, Andrew McNamara, Philip Goad (eds)

2006

  • 2.82 These are The Names - John S. Levi (available in general hardback edition)
  • 2.81 Bert And Ned - Patrick McCaughey (out of print)
  • 2.80 Botanical Riches - Richard Aitken (available in general paperback edition)
  • 2.79 Juan Davila - With Guy Brett and Roger Benjamin, and writings by Juan Davila (out of print)
  • 2.78 Australia's Quarter Acre - Peter Timms (out of print)
  • 2.77 Crème de la Phlegm - Angela Bennie (out of print)
  • 2.76 Great Philanthropists on Trial - Edited by Andrew Grimwade and Gerard Vaughan (out of print)
  • 2.75 François Péron: An Impetuous Life - Edward Duyker (out of print)
  • 2.74 A Public Life - Zelman Cowen (out of print)
  • 2.73 Ian Potter - Peter Yule (out of print)
  • 2.72 Remembered Gardens - Holly Kerr Forsyth (available in general paperback edition)
  • 2.71 Voyage and Landfall - Patrick McCaughey (out of print)
  • 2.70 On Looking at Looking - Ann Stephen (out of print)

2005

  • 2.69 The Photographs of Baldwin Spencer - Philip Batty, Lindy Allen and John Morton (eds) (out of print)
  • 2.68 Plastered - Murray Walding with Nick Vukovic (out of print)
  • 2.67 One Brief Interval - Sir Edward Woodward (out of print)
  • 2.66 The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize - Peter Doherty (available in new general paperback edition)
  • 2.65 The Pursuit of Wonder - Julia Horne (out of print)
  • 2.64 Dearest Munx - Edited by Margaret Harris (out of print)
  • 2.63 Per l'Australia - Julia Church (out of print)
  • 2.62 Mythform - Paul Carter (out of print)
  • 2.61 A Merciful Journey - Marsden Hordern (available in general paperback edition)
  • 2.60 Degenerates and Perverts - Eileen Chanin and Steven Miller with Judith Pugh (out of print)
  • 2.55 The Art of War - Betty Churcher (out of print)2.54 Clearings - Paul Fox (out of print)

2004

  • 2.59 An Eye for Photography - Alan Davies (out of print)
  • 2.58 Papunya: A Place Made After the Story - Geoffrey Bardon and James Bardon (out of print)
  • 2.57 Horse And Rider in Australian Legend - Nanette Mantle (out of print)
  • 2.56 Gardenesque - Richard Aitken (out of print)
  • 2.53 Beach Crossings - Greg Dening (out of print)
  • 2.52 Through Artists' Eyes: Australian Suburbs and Their Cities, 1919-1945 - John Slater, foreword by Bernard Smith (out of print)
  • 2.51 Harold Desbrowe-Annear: A Life in Architecture - Harriet Edquist (out of print)
  • 2.50 Donald Thomson in Arnhem Land - Donald Thomson, compiled and edited by Nicholas Peterson (out of print)

2003

  • 2.49 Lionel Lindsay in Spain: An Antipodean Abroad - Colin Holden (out of print)
  • 2.48 Mr Felton's Bequests - John Poynter (available in new general hardback edition)
  • 2.47 A New City: Photographs of Melbourne's Land Boom - Edited by Ian Morrison (out of print)
  • 2.46 The Global Reach of Empire: Britain's Maritime Expansion in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, 1764-1815 - Alan Frost (out of print)
  • 2.45 Treasures: Highlights of the Cultural Collections of the University of Melbourne - Edited by Chris McAuliffe and Peter Yule (out of print)
  • 2.44 Lina Bryans: Rare Modern 1909-2000 - Gillian Forwood (out of print)
  • 2.43 Citizen Labillardière: A Naturalist's Life in Revolution and Exploration (1755-1834) - Edward Duyker (available in general paperback edition)
  • 2.42 Owen Dixon - Philip Ayres (available in general hardback edition)

2002

  • 2.41 Patrick White, Painter Manqu: Paintings, Painters and their Influence on his Writing - Helen Verity Hewitt (out of print)
  • 2.40 Charles Conder: The Last Bohemian - Ann Galbally (out of print)
  • 2.39 The Boyds: A Family Biography - Brenda Niall (available in general paperback edition)

2001

  • 2.38 The Solitary Watcher: Rick Amor and his Art - Gary Catalano (out of print)
  • 2.37 Colonial Consorts: Wives of Victoria's Governors: 1839-1900 - Marguerite Hancock (out of print)
  • 2.36 Voyage to Australia and the Pacific: 1791-1793: Bruni d'Entrecasteaux - Edited and translated by Edward & Maryse Duyker (available in general paperback edition)
  • 2.35 Australian Gothic: The Gothic Revival in Australian Architecture from the 1840s to the 1950s - Brian Andrews (out of print)

2000

  • 2.34 The Colonial Earth - Tim Bonyhady (available in general paperback edition)
  • 2.33 David Collins: A Colonial Life - John Currey (available in general paperback edition)
  • 2.32 Rolf Boldrewood: A Life - Paul de Serville (out of print)
  • 2.31 The Art Movement in Australia: Design, Taste and Society, 1875-1900 - Andrew Montana (out of print)
  • 2.30 Hilda Rix Nicholas: Her Life and Art - John Pigot (out of print)
  • 2.29 William Frater: A Life with Colour - Dick Wittman (out of print)

1999

  • 2.28 The Orchids of Tasmania - David Jones, Hans Wapstra, Peter Tonelli and Stephen Harris (out of print)
  • 2.27 Mawson: A Life - Philip Ayres (available in general paperback edition)
  • 2.26 The Governor's Noble Guest: Hyacinthe de Bougainville's Account of Port Jackson, 1825 - Introduced and edited by Marc Serge Rivi're (out of print)
  • 2.25 The Minerva Journal of John Washington Price: A Voyage from Cork, Ireland to Sydney, New South Wales, 1798-1800 - Pamela Jean Fulton (out of print)

1998

  • 2.24 Maritime Paintings of Early Australia 1788-1900 - Martin Terry (out of print)
  • 2.23 Sacred Places: War Memorials in the Australian Landscape - K. S. Inglis (available in general paperback editon)
  • 2.22 The Griffins in Australia and India: The Complete Works and Projects of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin - Edited by Peter Y. Navaretti and Jeffrey Turnbull (out of print)
  • 2.21 Distracted Settlement: New South Wales after Bligh from the Journal of Lieutenant James Finucane, 1808-1810 - Anne-Maree Whitaker (out of print)
  • 2.20 Clunies Ross: Australian Visionary - L. R. Humphreys (out of print)
  • 2.19 A Life on the Ocean Wave: The Journals of Captain Bayly, 1824-1844 (numbered paperback edition) - Edited by Pamela Statham and Rica Erickson
  • 2.18 The French Consul's Wife: Memoirs of C'leste de Chabrillan in Gold-rush Australia (numbered paperback edition) - Edited and translated by Patricia Clancy and Jeanne Allen
  • 2.17 Nature's Argonaut: Daniel Solander, 1733-1782 - Edward Duyker (out of print)

1997

  • 2.16 King of the Australian Coast: The Work of Phillip Parker King in the Mermaid and Bathurst, 1817-1822 - Marsden Hordern (available in general paperback edition)
  • 2.15 The Wentworths: Father and Son - John Ritchie (available in general paperback edition)
  • 2.14 John Gould in Australia: Letters and Drawings - Ann Datta (out of print)
  • 2.13 H.M. Bark Endeavour - Ray Parkin (available in general paperback edition)

1996

1995

  • 2.9 Robin Boyd: A Life - Geoffrey Serle (out of print)
  • 2.8 Edwardian Melbourne in Picture Postcards - Alexandra Bertram and Angus Trumble, with a foreword by Barry Humphries (out of print)
  • 2.7 Looking for La Pérouse: D'Entrecasteaux in Australia and the South Pacific, 1792-1793 - Frank Horner (available in general paperback edition)
  • 2.6 The Precarious Life of James Mario Matra: Voyager with Cook, American Loyalist, Servant of Empire - Alan Frost, with the assistance of Isabel Moutinho (out of print)
  • 2.5 E. Phillips Fox: His Life and Art - Ruth Zubans (out of print)
  • 2.4 The Orchids of Victoria - Gary Backhouse and Jeffrey Jeanes, foreword by J. H. Willis (out of print)
  • 2.3 The Voyage of HMS Herald: to Australia and the South-west Pacific 1852-1861 under the command of Captain Henry Mangles Denham - Andrew David (out of print)
  • 2.2 Daniel Solander: Collected Correspondence 1733-1782 (numbered paperback edition) - Edited and translated by Edward Duyker and Per Tingbrand, foreword by Alan Frost
  • 2.1 Henry Kendall: The Man and the Myths - Michael Ackland (out of print)

THE FOUNDATION SERIES

The Grimwade bequest enabled MUP to publish eighteen Miegunyah Press titles between 1967 and 1994. The list is strong in Australian history, maritime history, natural history and biography, and individual titles have won many awards.

MIEGUNYAH GENERAL

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2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

  • Momentum – The Office of the Victorian Government Architect

2011

2010

2008

  • The University of Melbourne – Thornton McCamish (out of print)
  • Outback Cooking – Andrew Dwyer (out of print)
  • Nobody's Valentine – Marion Poynter (out of print)

2007

  • Ethically Challenged – Jonathan Mills
  • Savage Luxury – Nanette Carter (out of print)
  • Dictionary of Battles and Sieges (out of print)
  • Construcitng Australia – Richard Evans and Alex West (out of print)
  • A Month at the Front – Unkown Author (out of print)
  • First Principles – John Waugh (out of print)

2006

  • The Archibald Paradox – Sylvia Lawson (out of print)

2004

2001

2000

  • Henry Handel Richardson Volume 1 – Edited by Clive Probyn and Bruce Steele
  • Henry Handel Richardson Volume 2 – Edited by Clive Probyn and Bruce Steele
  • Henry Handel Richardson Volume 3 – Edited by Clive Probyn and Bruce Steele
  • Henry Handel Richardson: 3 Volume Set – Edited by Clive Probyn and Bruce Steele (out of print)
  • Henry Handel Richardson: 2 Volume Set – Edited by Clive Probyn an Bruce Steele (out of print)
  • Kakadu – David Lawrence (out of print)
  • Holiday Business – Jim Davidson and Peter Spearritt (out of print)
  • A History of Angus and Robertson – Neil James (out of print)

1999

  • Micahel Dransfield's Lives – Patricia Dobrez (out of print)

1998

  • The Mount Buffalo Story – Dan Webb and Bob Adams (out of print)
  • A Man About Town – Sally Graham (out of print)
  • The Sky Travellers – Bill Gammage