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Computing With The Amstrad - Australian Edition

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Computing with the Amstrad (CWTA) was published in Australia by Strategy Software in Glen Waverley, Victoria in mid-1986 (this had nothing to do with Strategy Publications next door in Mount Waverly, Victoria that produced [[The Amstrad User]]) who then later in early 1987 moved to Blackmans Bay, Tasmania. The magazine was later published (from June '87) by Planet Publications Pty Ltd (still in Blackmans Bay, TAS). The first issue coming out in August 1986 at $3.60 per issue. Due to the change in publishers in June '87 there [ was no June issue due to various takeover delays]). This magazine was available in Australia, New Zealand, across the South Pacific and even South Africa. Strategy Software didn't disappear - they still provided hardware and software products for the rest of the magazines life (and beyond perhaps?).
The magazines format was essentially a clone of the British version of [[Computing with the Amstrad]], except for some program listings, advertisements, suppliers and pricing - this was all local. Agreements were setup with Database Publications in the UK in order to reproduce all of the content. Even some of the British covers were used - although usually a few months later.