'Reed & Harris, the alternative publishing firm based in Melbourne, was established in 1943, the product of a marriage of interests between Max Harris, editor of the Adelaide-based little magazine "Angry Penguins", and Melbourne art patrons John and Sunday Reed. Sidney Nolan, also closely involved, became a partner in 1944. The new firm took on responsibility for producing an expanded "Angry Penguins" (and later the "Angry Penguins Broadsheet") and began building a list of Reed & Harris books on subjects ranging from the Soviet Union to ballet' (Brian Lloyd: 'Reed & Harris. Publishers of the Avant Garde', in 'The La Trobe Journal', Number 64, Spring 1999). The same issue of 'The La Trobe Journal' contains an informative checklist of the firm's publications, compiled by Des Cowley.