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Born: Established: ca. 1981 Montmorency, Lower Plenty - Eltham area, Melbourne - Northeast, Melbourne, Victoria, ;
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Jeff Fiddes, the general editor of Yackandandah Playscripts, started as an engineer with a passion for theatre. After a stint with the Pram Factory, he decided to publish playscripts. In 1981, he chose an 'Australian-sounding name that wasn't "wombat"' and started publishing plays. Originally he planned to produce 15 titles a year and to publish 100 titles before he died; they were sold for $2.00 each - the price of a packet of cigarettes. Mark Leehy in his article about Yackandandah calls the publisher 'a valuable cultural archive' (Publishing Studies No 2 1996: 43).

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