Boolarong Press was established in 1976 by Leslie Padman OBE. In 1995 Boolarong Press was sold to Watson Ferguson & Company, established in 1868, to ensure that Queenslanders still had a publishing company located in Queensland. Boolarong has published over 1,000 titles and currently has over 300 in print. Though Boolarong does publish fiction its main genres are history, biographies, Australiana and children's books. Boolarong Press has three imprints: Boolarong Press, Watson Ferguson & Company and Boolarong Biographies.