BRINGING AUSTRALIAN HISTORY TO LIFE
We are passionate about fostering an interest in and awareness of Australia’s diverse history. Our aim is to record, share and promote the amazing stories of Australia and its people, past and present, in order to celebrate our history and ensure that it lives on for future generations.
We specialise in Australian historical, biographical and eco-tourism publications, with emphasis on our outback pioneers and explorers, Australia’s first peoples, their lives, cultures and achievements, our rural pastoralists, farmers and horticulturists, and custodians of our present and future food bowls and national economy.
At Freestyle Publications, we pride ourselves on producing quality books, newsletters, magazines, brochures and other publications at the best prices using, where possible, environmentally-friendly and sustainable print processes provided by local South Australian businesses.
In keeping with our policy of being environmentally responsible, Freestyle Publications is an advocate of maintaining sustainable office practices, including the use of ‘green’ energy and recycling.
Freestyle Publications also supports the work of FAME (Foundation for Australia’s Most Endangered Species Inc.) and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Freestyle Publications was officially established in July 2008 by journalist and writer Lorraine Day, who was inspired to keep alive as many stories of Australia’s early achievers and important historical milestones as possible following 10 years living in the Northern Territory. During this time she spent six months writing for the Darwin Advertiser then nearly three years with the NT News, before freelancing, writing a regular column in the NT News for the Northern Territory Department of Industries and Development, and several other clients including Henry Walker Limited.
Having grown up in Victoria, Lorraine spent time travelling through Mildura via Adelaide, to Alice Springs, Ayers Rock and Ross River, then on to Darwin via Katherine, before returning to Portland and finally South Australia, always enchanted by the history of her surroundings.
Special interests include shipping, aviation, transport, horses, environment, horticulture and all things rural and outback, as well as being a supporter of the History Trust of South Australia, the State Library of South Australia and the Yankalilla and District Historical Society.