Welcome To Digger Press
Digger Press has now relocated and moved from Perth to the historic Great Southern port town of Albany. Site of the first European settlement on the western seaboard of Australia in 1826 it is the hometown of the founder of Digger Press - Kevin Gomm. The new postal address is:
PO Box 1075
Digger Press (formerley Helvetica Publishing) was created and established by Albany born Western Australian author and historical researcher Kevin Gomm in 2010. Kevin specialises in local military history and heritage mainly from the Second World War period of which much has taken many years of hard study, research and investigation to collect and compile together. These are all from a large wide variety of sources from both here in Australia and abroad.
Since releasing the first edition of ‘Red Sun On The Kangaroo Paw’ in 2009 and the subsequent second edition in 2010, he is now the author of three individual titles including ‘In The Shadow Of the Eagle’ and ‘Beneath Cold Waves’. In early 2012 the best selling ‘Red Sun On The Kangaroo Paw’ was re-released as a very special 70th Anniversary 1942-2012 Commemorative Edition. This current, larger, expanded and more comprehensive edition describing all the Japanese air raids and attacks on Western Australia during World War II has been a success and will remain as the available ongoing format in this series from now on. In addition a 1 hour DVD documentary narrated by the author was released in November 2012 to compliment the book. (see DVD page for details and to view trailer).
Digger Press is his own small self–publishing business that was originally created and set up simply with the intention to publish his own books. Since then it has quietly grown in its collection to now have not only Kevin’s own works, but also that of others in its catalogue including Carole Perry’s finely penned biography of ‘Dr Lionel Frederick West -Northcliffe’s Only Doctor’ and the Christmas 2012 release of the equally fascinating ‘Memories of a Matelot’ by Sid Henry (DSC, RNVR) of which Kevin Gomm assisted in editing. (see the Other Titles page for details).
Whilst Digger Press is small, as a self published author Kevin Gomm adheres to the highest levels of integrity, quality and presentation to deliver a professional book at an affordable price. This also runs parallel to his open display of commitment to continuously aim for, improve and strive to the highest levels and standards of intelligent readership excellence.
This new progressive transformation will more enhance and encapsulate better the full essence of what it is attempting to represent and capture – and that is the ongoing preservation and conservation of the stories from our history and heritage for posterity. However the same core values will not diminish and the high levels of readership quality and presentation will remain – if not be advanced.
Kevin Gomm has an entirely new book title planned for release in mid-2013 and another very soon after that. This does not include a proposed release of an illustrated childrens book – something entirely different and challenging from the author.
So again welcome to Digger Press - preserving our heritage and where you can discover more good Australian books.