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Small endings: why I paid $15 for ‘The AMP’

David Chaplin
Wed, 14 Jul 2021

Australia's 'greatest living historian', Geoffrey Blainey, may be thankful his history of the AMP stops at 1998. (Image: Getty)
David Chaplin
Wed, 14 Jul 2021
There it was among the ‘collectible books’ caged behind the lockable glass door, beside four copies of ‘Rocking the boat: a history of the Scales Corporation Limited’ and just below early editions of ‘Heidi’ 1,2 and 3 ($8 each or all three for $20).Despite taking centre-stage in the display cabinet, ‘A history of the AMP’ by Geoffrey Blainey seemed destined for op-shop obscurity.Unlike the company itself, the Blainey was in pretty good nick. And like many of AMP’s own past purchases, I proba...

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