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y The Australasian newspaper  
Alternative title: Australasian National Illustrated Weekly; Australasian (Melbourne)
Issue Details: First known date: 1864; Latest issue indexed: 1946 1864
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Notes

  • Much AustLit indexing of The Australasian was completed prior to the newspaper's digitisation. Links from AustLit records to the digitised versions will be added progressively.
  • Issues of the Australasian from 4 January 1868 to 29 August 1868 were indexed as part of the Colonial Newspapers and Magazines Project.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1864
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Hugh George , 1864-1946 .
      Link: Web Resource Digital copy of print publication via Australian Newspapers (AN) Service
      Note/s:
      • Digitised issues available for the period 1 October 1864 to 29 June 1935. (Correct as of 3 February 2014.)

Works about this Work

y Index to Serials in Australian Periodicals and Newspapers : Nineteenth Century Toni Johnson-Woods , Canberra : Mulini Press , 2001 Z971477 2001 single work index Index to serials in 15 large circulation weekly publications published in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales between 1860 and 1899. The index also gives an overview of the publishing history of these titles and includes an author/title index.
'A Careworn Writer for the Press': Henry Kendall in Melbourne Ken A. Stewart , 1992 single work biography
— Appears in: Henry Kendall : The Muse of Australia 1992; (p. 165-205) Investigations in Australian Literature 2000; (p. 47-88)
The Extended Edwardianism of Australian Literature Adrian Mitchell , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Aspects of Australian Fiction : Essays Presented to John Colmer, Professor Emeritus of English, The University of Adelaide 1990; (p. 53-72)
Retrieving Colonial Literary Culture: The Case for an Index to Serial Fiction in Australian (or Australasian?) Newspapers Elizabeth Morrison , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin , First Quarter vol. 13 no. 1 1989; (p. 27-36) Australian Subject Bibliography After 1988 1990; (p. 35-47)
Colonial Periodicals: Patterns of Failure Lurline Stuart , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin , First Quarter vol. 13 no. 1 1989; (p. 1-10)
'Half Bushman - Half Bookworm' - Furphy, Collins and Literary Culture in Victoria Ken A. Stewart , Julian Croft , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Notes & Furphies , April no. 20 1988; (p. 1-2)
A Lady's Letter from London: 1873-1908 Ian Sibley , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 11 no. 4 1984; (p. 502-507)
Dr. Richardson and Dr. Mahony Ken A. Stewart , 1973 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 33 no. 1 1973; (p. 74-79)
Journalists in London 1904 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 14 January vol. 25 no. 1248 1904; (p. 2)
Bookfellow's Mixture Alfred George Stephens , 1903 single work biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 9 July vol. 24 no. 1221 1903; (p. 2)
Personal Reminiscences of Adam Lindsay Gordon J. Hammersley , 1884 single work biography
— Appears in: Victorian Review , 1 May vol. 10 no. 55 1884; (p. 66-69)
Three Old Victorian Magazines J. B. , 1881 single work criticism
— Appears in: Melbourne Review , July vol. 6 no. 23 1881; (p. 293-302)
How 'We' Pic-nicked on the Racecourse 1868 single work prose
— Appears in: The Australasian , 29 February vol. 4 no. 100 (New Series) 1868; (p. 276)

An account of the annual picnic day provided by the proprietors of the Argus and Australasian newspapers for their printing, literary and editorial staff. Among those in attendance was 'that genial veteran of the Australian press, John Fairfax, of Sydney'.

Australasian : The First Three Volumes 1868 single work advertisement
— Appears in: The Australasian , 13 June vol. 4 no. 115 (New Series) 1868; (p. 738) The Australasian , 6 June vol. 4 no. 114 (New Series) 1868; (p. 706)

An advertisement for the first three volumes of the Australasian, available from Samuel Mullen, bookseller, Melbourne and Ballarat, Victoria.

The Australasian, Old and New Series 1868 single work advertisement
— Appears in: The Australasian , 22 August vol. 5 no. 125 (New Series) 1868; (p. 226)

An advertisement for the complete run of the Australasian from its commencement until 1 August 1868, cost £4.

'Half Bushman - Half Bookworm' - Furphy, Collins and Literary Culture in Victoria Ken A. Stewart , Julian Croft , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Notes & Furphies , April no. 20 1988; (p. 1-2)
'A Careworn Writer for the Press': Henry Kendall in Melbourne Ken A. Stewart , 1992 single work biography
— Appears in: Henry Kendall : The Muse of Australia 1992; (p. 165-205) Investigations in Australian Literature 2000; (p. 47-88)
A Lady's Letter from London: 1873-1908 Ian Sibley , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 11 no. 4 1984; (p. 502-507)
Personal Reminiscences of Adam Lindsay Gordon J. Hammersley , 1884 single work biography
— Appears in: Victorian Review , 1 May vol. 10 no. 55 1884; (p. 66-69)
Three Old Victorian Magazines J. B. , 1881 single work criticism
— Appears in: Melbourne Review , July vol. 6 no. 23 1881; (p. 293-302)
Retrieving Colonial Literary Culture: The Case for an Index to Serial Fiction in Australian (or Australasian?) Newspapers Elizabeth Morrison , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin , First Quarter vol. 13 no. 1 1989; (p. 27-36) Australian Subject Bibliography After 1988 1990; (p. 35-47)
Colonial Periodicals: Patterns of Failure Lurline Stuart , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin , First Quarter vol. 13 no. 1 1989; (p. 1-10)
Bookfellow's Mixture Alfred George Stephens , 1903 single work biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 9 July vol. 24 no. 1221 1903; (p. 2)
Dr. Richardson and Dr. Mahony Ken A. Stewart , 1973 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 33 no. 1 1973; (p. 74-79)
Journalists in London 1904 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 14 January vol. 25 no. 1248 1904; (p. 2)
The Extended Edwardianism of Australian Literature Adrian Mitchell , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Aspects of Australian Fiction : Essays Presented to John Colmer, Professor Emeritus of English, The University of Adelaide 1990; (p. 53-72)
y Index to Serials in Australian Periodicals and Newspapers : Nineteenth Century Toni Johnson-Woods , Canberra : Mulini Press , 2001 Z971477 2001 single work index Index to serials in 15 large circulation weekly publications published in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales between 1860 and 1899. The index also gives an overview of the publishing history of these titles and includes an author/title index.
How 'We' Pic-nicked on the Racecourse 1868 single work prose
— Appears in: The Australasian , 29 February vol. 4 no. 100 (New Series) 1868; (p. 276)

An account of the annual picnic day provided by the proprietors of the Argus and Australasian newspapers for their printing, literary and editorial staff. Among those in attendance was 'that genial veteran of the Australian press, John Fairfax, of Sydney'.

Australasian : The First Three Volumes 1868 single work advertisement
— Appears in: The Australasian , 13 June vol. 4 no. 115 (New Series) 1868; (p. 738) The Australasian , 6 June vol. 4 no. 114 (New Series) 1868; (p. 706)

An advertisement for the first three volumes of the Australasian, available from Samuel Mullen, bookseller, Melbourne and Ballarat, Victoria.

The Australasian, Old and New Series 1868 single work advertisement
— Appears in: The Australasian , 22 August vol. 5 no. 125 (New Series) 1868; (p. 226)

An advertisement for the complete run of the Australasian from its commencement until 1 August 1868, cost £4.

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

Frequency:
Weekly
Range:
No. 1 (1 October 1864) - 31 March 1866 ; New series. v. 1, no. 1 (7 April 1866) - v. 160, no. 5075 (6 April 1946)
Continues:
Bell's Life in Victoria and Sporting Chronicle ; Australasian Sketcher With Pen and Pencil
Continued by:
Australasian Post
Size:
53cm
Note:
Formed by the merger of weekly Argus and Examiner and Melbourne Weekly News and Yeoman and Australian Acclimatiser
Note:
Changed to tabloid format and began new series as of 7 April 1866
Note:
Incorporates Bell's Life in Victoria and Sporting Chronicle as of 11 January 1868
Note:
Incorporates Australasian Sketcher With Pen and Pencil as of 26 December 1889
Note:
Titled Australasian National Illustrated Weekly from 5 June 1937

Has serialised

The Mind-Reader's Curse, Marcus Clarke , 1886 single work short story The Curious Experience of Anthony Venn
The Small Green Thing: In Two Parts, Mabel Forrest , single work short story
The Pirates of Pilalo, Hermon Gill , 1937 single work graphic novel

'Out riding from their uncle's station in Western Australia, Derek and Mollie Grant discover the wreck of a schooner on the beach near Port Hedland. Here is the first link in a chain of mysterious and exciting adventures.'

Source:

Blurb to instalment one, The Australasian, 23 January 1937, p.47.

The Time Voyagers, Hermon Gill , 1937 single work graphic novel children's science fiction

'Believing that by journeying back into the past he can learn the causes of the world's ill, Professor Ineus has invented a Time Machine. But his enemy, Dr. Otto Brandt, has need of it for his own evil ends.'

Source:

'The Time Voyagers' instalment one, The Australasian, 2 October 1937, p.82.

The Boy from the Mallee, Mavis Thorpe Clark , 1938 single work children's fiction children's

The story of Patricia Kent, the mysteries of her birth and her adoption into the Kent family, and the story of her missing brother, with additional moments of school life and football matches.

Sunnymount School, Mavis Thorpe Clark , 1936 single work children's fiction children's

'Both boys and girls will enjoy this tale of school life in an Australian country centre, where rivalry is keen between the sports teams of neighbouring schools. An important football match is to decide the leadership beween Sunnymount and Findon schools, but a disastrous accident deprives Sunnymount of its captain and best player. Dick and Bill, two Sunnymount boys, are over whelmed by their chum's misfortune, and in order to help him to recovery they hit upon the idea of seeking for gold in some of the creeks, where in former days it abounded. Helped by Dick's sister Debbie, and impeded by two small folk whom they are obliged to let into the secret, the young prospectors stumble upon an old mystery surrounding an aged miner and his stolen gold. How it is all solved, and the fate of lame Bob, and the outcome of the great football match will keep the interest of readers fully alive until the last word is told.'

Source:

'New Serial Story', The Australasian, 29 February 1936, p.49.

The Red School House, Mavis Thorpe Clark , 1934 single work children's fiction children's

'Both boys and girls will enjoy this tale of rivalry between two cousins, boys of thirteen, who are thrown together to share home and school lives. Michael, who has been left an orphan, comes from the city, where he has been a member of a leading boys' college, to become a member of his aunt's farmhouse home and attend a small bush school. Michael has a hard fight against his cousin Norman's hostility at home, and the boys being rival leaders of sport at school, the feud between them becomes serious. Besides this thread of interest, there are amusing sidelights on the family life at the farm, which is made lively by the escapades of three small brothers, and Marie, of twelve, who tries to bring peace about between the older boys. In "The Red School House" country readers will live over again the scenes and activities of many a little bush school whose girls and boys have gone through all the same things that befall the Drury children, and Michael, their cousin from town.'

Source:

'New Serial Story', The Australasian, 1 September 1934, p.45.

'Full and By' : The Story of a Head Wind, John Arthur Barry , 1896 single work short story

The story of a mutiny among crew members sailing with a brutal and tyrannical captain.

The Adventurer, John Arthur Barry , 1896 single work novella

A bush story, in which Robert Osbourne, prospecting with a mate, finds himself in a position to embark on an elaborate deceit, and win himself financial security.

My First Murder, George Hurdis Purves , 1886 single work novella crime
Our Little Railway, 'An Old Customer' , single work prose travel
No Thoroughfare, Charles Dickens , Wilkie Collins , 1867 single work novel
Phineas Finn, Anthony Trollope , 1869 single work novel
The White Rose, G. J. Whyte-Melville , 1868 single work novel romance
Phoebe's Mother : A Novel, Louisa Anne Meredith , 1869 single work novel Ebba
A Mere Chance, Ada Cambridge , 1880 single work novel
The Three Miss Kings, Ada Cambridge , 1883 single work novel
Against the Rules, Ada Cambridge , 1885-1886 single work novel
Across the Grain, Ada Cambridge , 1882 single work novel
Missed in the Crowd, Ada Cambridge , 1881-1882 single work novel
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