y The Courier-Mail newspaper  
Date: 1933-1936
Date: 1933
Issue Details: First known date: 1933; Latest issue indexed: 2016 1933
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    • Daily
    • Formed with the merger of the Brisbane Courier and the Daily Mail 28 August, 1933
    • Sunday edition known as The Sunday Mail
    • 20 June, 1846 - 11 May, 1861 - as the Moreton Bay Courier
    • 14 May, 1861 - 9 April, 1864 as the Courier
    • 11 April, 1864 - 26 August, 1933 as the Brisbane Courier
    • from 28 August, 1933 - as the Courier-Mail
  • From the Saturday 8-9 October 2011 edition the former ETC section became Life. 'Saturday Life is the must-have guide to what is happening in entertainment, travel and culture. Every Saturday, Life, now Queensland Life features reviews on the latest movies, books and music, local and overseas holiday destinations, and comment from columnists. ' Source: www.newsspace.com.au/couriermail/sections (Sighted 11/10.11).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1933
      Brisbane, Queensland,: .

Works about this Work

Here's the Write Stuff 2016 single work
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 September 2016; (p. 2)
'The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail dominated the state’s media awards at the weekend. The newspapers picked up 10 awards at Queensland’s Clarion Awards in Brisbane on Saturday night. ...'
Clouds of Rhetoric : Climate Change and the State of Australian Journalism Ben Eltham , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , October no. 7 2011; (p. 9-20)
Ben Eltham on News Limited and the future of quality Australian journalism.
In the Wake of War : The Rise and Rise of Australia's Media Since 1918 Bridget Griffen-Foley , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Making Australian History : Perspectives on the Past Since 1788 2008; (p. 375-381)

'Lost in the traditional stories of Depression and unemployment is the extraordinary technological and media revolution that was taking place in Australia of the interwar years. For it was in these years that we now find the origins of the great media empires of the twentieth century: the house of Murdoch and Packer. It saw, too, the birth of widespread radio technology and the iconic Australian serial, The Australian Women's Weekly. Indeed, as Bridget Griffen-Foley demonstrates here, the 1920s and 1930s were far from being just an age of economic hardship. Rather, this was perhaps the first period in Australian history in which most citizens were afforded the opportunity to experience extraordinary new communications technology.'

Paranoia, Surveillance and Literary Politics Ian Syson , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Running Wild : Essays, Fictions and Memoirs Presented to Michael Wilding 2004; (p. 267-274)

Syson investigates the background to recent attempts by right-wing journalists, historians and intellectuals (mainly in Quadrant and the Courier-Mail) to discredit some former sympathisers with socialism and communism, such as Manning Clark and Henry Reynolds. This leads to a more general discussion of the representation of Australia's history, the role Quadrant, the CIA and the Australian Association for Cultural Freedom have played in it, and the continuing impact of the Cold War on Australian politics and culture.

Darville Accused of Plagiarism Leisa Scott , Scott Emerson , 1997 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 4 February 1997; (p. 1,2)
Hand That Conned a Paper Greg Roberts , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 February 1997; (p. 2) The Age , 5 February 1997; (p. A3)
The Hand Stilled: Darville Scorned by Publishers Candida Baker , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 February 1997; (p. 3)
War of Words as Author Sacked for Plagiarism 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 February 1997; (p. 3)
Editor Dumps Darville Scott Emerson , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 February 1997; (p. 3)
Darville Locked in Copyright Dispute Terry O'Connor , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 February 1997; (p. 1-2)
Darville Caught in Web Robert Hefner , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 February 1997; (p. 18)
The Hand That Burned the Paper Peter Craven , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Australian , 12 February 1997; (p. 36)
Editorial : Imitators and Fabricators Richard Nile , 1996 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 50-51 1996; (p. 1-5)
Aunty: A Sorry Case Andrew Field , 1994 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 September 1994; (p. 31,34)
Our Literary Pages : The Courier Mail Belinda Mackay , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 107 1988; (p. 22)
A Tale of Two Ships Jack O'Connor , 1985 single work short story adventure
— Appears in: Laughter and Tears from Up North 1985; (p. 27-38)
An ageing man recounts his story of how a visit to the National War Museum in Canberra, where he sees a model of the World War II troop carrier, Westralia, triggers memories of his childhood escapades.
The Year of the Foxes i "When I was ten, my mother, having sold", David Malouf , 1969 single work poetry (taught in 1 units)
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , June no. 28 1969; (p. 4) Bicycle and Other Poems 1970; (p. 1-2) Australian Poetry 1971 1971; (p. 55-56) We Took Their Orders and Are Dead : An Anti-War Anthology 1971; (p. 143-145) Gesture of a Hand 1975; (p. 56-7) Australian Verse from 1805 : A Continuum 1976; (p. 265)
Our First Newspaper : A Courageous Venture Clem Lack , 1959 single work essay
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 June 1959; (p. 4)
Lack outlines the history of The Courier-Mail, formerly The Moreton Bay Courier and The Brisbane Courier.
The Courier-Mail Wharfie Jim Crawford , 1954 single work drama satire
Paranoia, Surveillance and Literary Politics Ian Syson , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Running Wild : Essays, Fictions and Memoirs Presented to Michael Wilding 2004; (p. 267-274)

Syson investigates the background to recent attempts by right-wing journalists, historians and intellectuals (mainly in Quadrant and the Courier-Mail) to discredit some former sympathisers with socialism and communism, such as Manning Clark and Henry Reynolds. This leads to a more general discussion of the representation of Australia's history, the role Quadrant, the CIA and the Australian Association for Cultural Freedom have played in it, and the continuing impact of the Cold War on Australian politics and culture.

Our First Newspaper : A Courageous Venture Clem Lack , 1959 single work essay
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 June 1959; (p. 4)
Lack outlines the history of The Courier-Mail, formerly The Moreton Bay Courier and The Brisbane Courier.
The Courier-Mail Wharfie Jim Crawford , 1954 single work drama satire
In the Wake of War : The Rise and Rise of Australia's Media Since 1918 Bridget Griffen-Foley , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Making Australian History : Perspectives on the Past Since 1788 2008; (p. 375-381)

'Lost in the traditional stories of Depression and unemployment is the extraordinary technological and media revolution that was taking place in Australia of the interwar years. For it was in these years that we now find the origins of the great media empires of the twentieth century: the house of Murdoch and Packer. It saw, too, the birth of widespread radio technology and the iconic Australian serial, The Australian Women's Weekly. Indeed, as Bridget Griffen-Foley demonstrates here, the 1920s and 1930s were far from being just an age of economic hardship. Rather, this was perhaps the first period in Australian history in which most citizens were afforded the opportunity to experience extraordinary new communications technology.'

A Tale of Two Ships Jack O'Connor , 1985 single work short story adventure
— Appears in: Laughter and Tears from Up North 1985; (p. 27-38)
An ageing man recounts his story of how a visit to the National War Museum in Canberra, where he sees a model of the World War II troop carrier, Westralia, triggers memories of his childhood escapades.
Clouds of Rhetoric : Climate Change and the State of Australian Journalism Ben Eltham , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , October no. 7 2011; (p. 9-20)
Ben Eltham on News Limited and the future of quality Australian journalism.
Editorial : Imitators and Fabricators Richard Nile , 1996 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 50-51 1996; (p. 1-5)
Our Literary Pages : The Courier Mail Belinda Mackay , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 107 1988; (p. 22)
The Year of the Foxes i "When I was ten, my mother, having sold", David Malouf , 1969 single work poetry (taught in 1 units)
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , June no. 28 1969; (p. 4) Bicycle and Other Poems 1970; (p. 1-2) Australian Poetry 1971 1971; (p. 55-56) We Took Their Orders and Are Dead : An Anti-War Anthology 1971; (p. 143-145) Gesture of a Hand 1975; (p. 56-7) Australian Verse from 1805 : A Continuum 1976; (p. 265)
Darville Accused of Plagiarism Leisa Scott , Scott Emerson , 1997 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 4 February 1997; (p. 1,2)
Hand That Conned a Paper Greg Roberts , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 February 1997; (p. 2) The Age , 5 February 1997; (p. A3)
The Hand Stilled: Darville Scorned by Publishers Candida Baker , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 February 1997; (p. 3)
War of Words as Author Sacked for Plagiarism 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 February 1997; (p. 3)
Editor Dumps Darville Scott Emerson , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 February 1997; (p. 3)
Darville Locked in Copyright Dispute Terry O'Connor , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 February 1997; (p. 1-2)
Darville Caught in Web Robert Hefner , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 February 1997; (p. 18)
The Hand That Burned the Paper Peter Craven , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Australian , 12 February 1997; (p. 36)
Aunty: A Sorry Case Andrew Field , 1994 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 September 1994; (p. 31,34)
Here's the Write Stuff 2016 single work
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 September 2016; (p. 2)
'The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail dominated the state’s media awards at the weekend. The newspapers picked up 10 awards at Queensland’s Clarion Awards in Brisbane on Saturday night. ...'

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ISSN: 1322-5235

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The Death Doctor, Bernard Cronin , 1932 single work novel science fiction

A doctor's experiments lead to the partial conquering of death.

Up in Smoke, Morris West , 2000 extract Unfinished Business (from The Last Confession)
Dark Pool Island, Mavis Thorpe Clark , 1936 single work children's fiction children's

'A first-rate adventure yarn telling of the exploits of some of the boys at Gilham School in solving the mystery surrounding the Dark Pool Island in their school grounds.'

Source:

'It's Easy to Make it a Book Christmas', Courier-Mail, 10 December 1949, p.2.

The Judgement of Larose, Arthur Gask , 1934 single work novel detective

'The plot Is simple: A popular man, but a notorious gambler, was murdered in the billiard room of a baronet's county house, on the morning after the Goodwood races. The crime looked simple of solution, but soon the local police could not say whether it was an inside or outside crime. Then Larose arrived. He met what looked like a conspiracy of silence, but soon found that probably a dozen persons had good cause to commit the murder, and that any one of them might be guilty. Bit by bit he gathered his clues, and when his inquiries were growing dangerous he was shot, being severely wounded. Fate played a part with two conspirators, but Larose later continued his investigations, and the author reaches an unusual, unexpected, but legitimate denouement, one that will set the reader thinking about the clues that he has overlooked. They are all here, but few will pick the man who committed the murder.'

Source:

'The Judgement of Larose', Sunday Mail, 17 June 1934, p.9.

The Hidden Door, Arthur Gask , 1934 single work novel detective

'People who disappear, either from choice or compulsion, usually leave behind some trace, some thread or other, which an astute detective can seize on and follow to a logical conclusion. No such convenient clue was to be found in the case of the disappearance of four villagers from the little hamlets on the Suffolk coast of England. When Gilbert Larose, the Australian detective, was put on the case, not only was the trail cold, but there was not a shred of evidence to show that there had ever been a trail at all. The men had simply vanished into thin air. But in his usually entertaining and unassuming manner, Larose scents a major mystery, and. with the unswerving assurance of the black tracker, is soon just a step or two behind the criminals.'

Source:

'The Hidden Door', The Advertiser, 9 August 1934, p.156.

The Master Spy, Arthur Gask , 1936 single work novel detective

'THE secret invention of an almost invisible aeroplane is the cause of this exciting spy yarn, and a particularly suave and particularly ruthless agent of an unspecified European country keeps it moving. An old friend, Gilbert Larose, in the role of a secret service agent, however, proves equally as ruthless and even more cunning, so the honors are satisfying. Murder and kidnapping help the foreign agent to secure the prized formula for making the material for the plane, but his seemingly faultless disguises and alibis are easily penetrated by Larose. There are many moments of anxiety, but a villain must never succeed in his dastardly plots — in fiction.'

Source:

'Bodleian'. 'Leaves from the Latest Books', The Mail, 21 August 1937, p.27.

The Poisoned Goblet, Arthur Gask , 1934 single work novel detective
The Dark Highway, Arthur Gask , 1928 single work novel detective

'The present story reminds one of the melodramas in which the audience are let into the secret from the outset, the interest depending on the perplexities of those who are concerned with the unravelling of the plot, and on the sensational incidents that attend it. We know almost from the first that James Dice, the south-eastern station owner, was guilty of the double murder on the lonely Coorong-road, and his motive is equally clear — the removal of a rival competitor for the Christmas Cup at Adelaide. Mr. Eli Barton, whose great horse, Abimeleck, was regarded as a 'cert,' though, as it happens, the outsider, Black Wolf, would probably have won even against the favorite in the betting. Though Dice bungled his crime, killing two and nearly killing a third where only one victim was intended, he would have escaped but for the cleverness of the New South Wales detective, Larose, who after many sensational adventures succeeds in tracking him down. Justice is done in the end, but not according to legal forms.'

Source:

'New Novels', Advertiser, 15 November 1928, p.9.

Oh, What a Beautiful Murder, Matthew Condon , 2012 single work novel crime
Out of the Silence, Erle Cox , R. Ernest Hicks (illustrator), 1934 single work graphic novel science fiction

Erle Cox's science-fiction novel adapted (apparently by Cox himself) as a comic strip, which ran simultaneously in at least three major Australian newspapers.

The strip appeared in the same form each week: three to four (most usually four) panels of black-and-white line drawings, each with their own small block of text beneath.

Murder on the Hog, Matthew Condon , 2014 single work novel crime
A Royal Abduction, Arthur W. Upfield , 1932 single work novel crime
During a state visit to Australia in 1928, Her Royal Highness Princess Natalie, heiress to the throne of Rolandia in Europe, is abducted from the transcontinental train at Cook on the Nullarbor Plain by a gang lead by American gangsters, Earle Lawrence and Van Horton. They hide her in caves near Eucla on the Great Australian Bight until the search is called off and ransom is arranged.
The Outpost, Rann Daly , 1924 single work novel Hurricane
Cattleman, R. S. Porteous , 1960 single work novel
The Hangman's Knot, Arthur Gask , 1935 single work novel detective

'Six men are murdered in seven weeks and the most searching enquiry by Scotland Yard fails to disclose any connection between them or any reason anybody could have for killing them. The methods employed are perfectly ordinary, bullet, knife, or bludgeon, and the murders occurred in public places in daylight, yet the investigation is completely held up. It was not until Gilbert Larose, the Australian detective, after a painstaking search for verification of a flimsy guess, built up the first tangible clue that the hunt began. Mr. Gask tells a story of a relentless step by step hunt which brought four men to their deaths.'

Source:

'Murder without Motive', Advertiser, 29 November 1935, p.18.

Trust the Police, Peers Elliott , 1939 single work novel
Mystery of the Missing Mummy, Jenny Wagner , 1996 single work short story mystery The Final Chapter
Murder Be Damned, Matthew Condon , 2011 single work novella crime
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