y The Queenslander newspaper  
Date: 1866-1875 Note: Mackay appears to have remained on staff at the Queenslander until his election to the Queensland Legislative Assembly in November 1878, however he might have relinquished his editorial position in 1875, just prior to his departure for the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition.
Date: 1875
Date: 1876-1880
Date: 1880-1891
Date: 1891-1934
Date: 1891
Issue Details: First known date: 1866; Latest issue indexed: 1939 1866
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Notes

  • Early editors of the women's section and social pages of the Queenslander and Brisbane Courier were Mary Hannay Foott ('La Quenouille' ) 1886-1896; Alice Ham ( 'Hafra') 1896-1897; Isabel Weale ('Delphia') 1897-1902.

  • In addition to novels and novellas by Australian authors, the Queenslander regularly published serialised versions of English novels by popular authors such as Anthony Trollope and B. L. Farjeon. Novels by popular nineteenth century American authors such as Mary Kyle Dallas were also published.
  • Content indexing in process.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1866
Notes:
Publisher varies.
Notes:
Digitised issues available for the period 3 February 1866 to 22 February 1939. (Correct as of 18 December 2013.)
Link: Web resource Digital copy of print publication via Australian Newspapers (AN) Service.

Works about this Work

Just a Weekly Compendium? : The Independence of the Queenslander Chris Tiffin , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bibliographical Society of Australia Bulletin , vol. 28 no. 1-2 2004; (p. 172-183)
Savouring of the Australian Soil : On the Sources and Affiliations of Colonial Newspaper Fiction Graham Law , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Victorian Periodicals Review , vol. 37 no. 4 2004; (p. 75-97)
The Beginnings: Women and Journalism in the 1880s Sharyn Pearce , 1998 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Shameless Scribblers : Australian Women's Journalism 1880-1995 1998; (p. 1-13)
The Victorian Diggings Ronald George Edwards , 1956-1971 single work biography
— Appears in: The Overlander Songbook 1971; (p. 38)
Edwards discusses Thatcher's works and the process of collecting them from various sources.
On an Old File El V. , 1939 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 March vol. 60 no. 3084 1939; (p. 39)
A World's Record : 64 Years in Journalism : Presentation to Mr. C. Melton 1922 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 20 May 1922; (p. 11)
Jubilee of the 'Queenslander' : Some Personal Reminisces Nut Quad , 1916 single work column
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 12 February 1916; (p. 8)
The Oldest Compositor in the Commonwealth Nut Quad , 1906 single work biography
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 16 June 1906; (p. 13)
Mary Hannay Foott 1899 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Bookfellow , 29 April 1899; (p. 19-23)
The 'Queenslander' : New Series 1895 single work column
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 29 January 1895; (p. 2)
Untitled 1890 single work column
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 15 October 1890; (p. 2)
Reports that the last Sydney Illustrated News carried photographs of the second section of the Cairns railway supplied by a local photographer. The writer expresses surprise that The Queenslander does not use the same style of illustrations, which would be in keeping with its generally high standards.
Our Wayzgoose 1888 single work column
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 13 August 1888; (p. 3)
Our Wayzgoose 1887 single work column
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 22 August 1887; (p. 6)
Local Items 1885 single work column
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 12 February 1885; (p. 2)
  • The Brisbane Newspaper Company are to call tenders to construct a seven-storey building in Queen Street for The Courier and The Queenslander, which have outgrown the present site.
  • The ventriloquist and illusionist, Mr G. W. Corbett, will be in Cairns shortly. He will provide an entertainment in the Divisional Hall and promises considerable amusement.
Address to Our Readers 1866 single work column
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 17 February 1866; (p. 4) The Queenslander , 10 February 1866; (p. 4) The Queenslander , 3 February 1866; (p. 4)
The editor outlines the aims and scope of the newspaper, and the intended readership.
Just a Weekly Compendium? : The Independence of the Queenslander Chris Tiffin , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bibliographical Society of Australia Bulletin , vol. 28 no. 1-2 2004; (p. 172-183)
The Oldest Compositor in the Commonwealth Nut Quad , 1906 single work biography
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 16 June 1906; (p. 13)
The Victorian Diggings Ronald George Edwards , 1956-1971 single work biography
— Appears in: The Overlander Songbook 1971; (p. 38)
Edwards discusses Thatcher's works and the process of collecting them from various sources.
The 'Queenslander' : New Series 1895 single work column
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 29 January 1895; (p. 2)
Our Wayzgoose 1887 single work column
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 22 August 1887; (p. 6)
Our Wayzgoose 1888 single work column
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 13 August 1888; (p. 3)
Jubilee of the 'Queenslander' : Some Personal Reminisces Nut Quad , 1916 single work column
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 12 February 1916; (p. 8)
Address to Our Readers 1866 single work column
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 17 February 1866; (p. 4) The Queenslander , 10 February 1866; (p. 4) The Queenslander , 3 February 1866; (p. 4)
The editor outlines the aims and scope of the newspaper, and the intended readership.
A World's Record : 64 Years in Journalism : Presentation to Mr. C. Melton 1922 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 20 May 1922; (p. 11)
Local Items 1885 single work column
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 12 February 1885; (p. 2)
  • The Brisbane Newspaper Company are to call tenders to construct a seven-storey building in Queen Street for The Courier and The Queenslander, which have outgrown the present site.
  • The ventriloquist and illusionist, Mr G. W. Corbett, will be in Cairns shortly. He will provide an entertainment in the Divisional Hall and promises considerable amusement.
Savouring of the Australian Soil : On the Sources and Affiliations of Colonial Newspaper Fiction Graham Law , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Victorian Periodicals Review , vol. 37 no. 4 2004; (p. 75-97)
Untitled 1890 single work column
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 15 October 1890; (p. 2)
Reports that the last Sydney Illustrated News carried photographs of the second section of the Cairns railway supplied by a local photographer. The writer expresses surprise that The Queenslander does not use the same style of illustrations, which would be in keeping with its generally high standards.
Mary Hannay Foott 1899 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Bookfellow , 29 April 1899; (p. 19-23)
The Beginnings: Women and Journalism in the 1880s Sharyn Pearce , 1998 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Shameless Scribblers : Australian Women's Journalism 1880-1995 1998; (p. 1-13)
On an Old File El V. , 1939 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 March vol. 60 no. 3084 1939; (p. 39)

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

Frequency:
Weekly (Saturday)
Range:
Vol. 1 no. 1 (3 February 1866) - no. 715 (new series) (22 February 1939)
Size:
58cm
Price:
Original price: 6d
Graphics:
illus.
Advertising:
Includes advertising

Has serialised

A Hundred Pounds : A Novelette, J. Brunton Stephens , 1876 single work novel
E. Morris Miller comments: 'The scenes of the novel were laid mainly in Scotland and there was a slight contact with Australia towards the end.'
Recollections of a Rambling Life : Pioneering in Queensland, Thomas Archer , single work autobiography
A Crime of the Under-Seas, Guy Boothby , 1898 single work novella detective
Private detective Christopher Collon is in the Grand Oriental Hotel at Colombo when he is approached by a diamond merchant John Leversidge. Leversidge asks him to retrieve a black pearl from a shipwreck off the New Guinea coast.
Merry Christmas!, Arthur Groom , 1929 single work novel
Sandy Jackson, drunk and destitute, hides in a commercial traveller's car boot. The salesman, Pratten, picks up a hitchhiker named Jack and then, driving too fast, almost kills all of them in an accident. The car is repaired and Jack leaves Pratten and Sandy to continue the journey to Cloncurry.
Coomina :The Golden Valley, 'Bulloo' , 1899 single work novella children's adventure
Three men travelling in North Australia are looking for land and are dying of thirst when they come across three young men. The young men take them to water and then to their home to feed them, then begin to tell their story of settling on this land.
Love made Manifest, Guy Boothby , 1899 single work novella
The Camp at Wandinong, Ethel Turner , 1898 single work children's fiction children's
The Girl Who Helped Ned Kelly, Charles E. Taylor , 1929 single work novel
The Secret of Wallaby Rock, Lillian M. Pyke , 1927 single work children's fiction children's

'It is a story of youth set in a mountainous country district, and there is mystery, Nature lore, and the lure of the bush, the kind of thing known to the Boy Scout in holiday seasons. Bill, the schoolboy who figures largely in 'Wallaby Rock,' looks fearlessly enough at life, but some of its phases with which he comes face to face are startling enough.'

Source:

'An Australian Writer', Chronicle, 3 December 1927, p.71.

The Girl Who Loved Ned Kelly, Charles E. Taylor , 1938 single work novel
Jack Briant meets Ned Kelly, who refuses to admit him to the Kelly gang. The next morning Briant meets Jackson, an old farmer, who gives him a job. A day later troopers (policemen) come to the farm accusing the Jacksons of helping the Kelly gang. They treat the old farmer with brutality but Mrs Jackson tricks them and they flee.
The Mystery of the Indian Ring : A Detective Story in Four Chapters, 'Austin South' , single work short story crime
Court Farm, Coo-ee , single work novella humour
A young woman is astonished to discover the identity of first her father, then her mother.
Burning Candles, J. E. Harding , 1920 single work children's fiction
Kangatook, or, Tom Brombey's Schooldays, 'Bulloo' , 1899 single work novella children's adventure
Tommy is sent to a large city boarding-school for boys where he meets an old friend, Willie. During the holidays the boys go to sheep and cattle stations where they have several adventures.
The Man From Monte Video, T. C. Bridges , 1919 single work novel
Gurramon, the Outlaw : An Australian Tale for Boys, 'Bulloo' , 1898 single work novella children's adventure
The Ladies' Gallery : A Novel, Rosa Praed , Justin McCarthy , 1888 single work novel
Gathered In : A Novel, Catherine Helen Spence , 1881-1882 single work novel Gathered In
Long Odds : A Novel, Marcus Clarke , George A. Walstab , 1868-1869 single work novel
Bob Calverly, Australian nephew of Squire Valentine Yoricks, is visiting England when he falls in love with Kate French, niece of Saville whom she loves. As the story opens Cyril secretly marries his landlady's daughter, Carry Manton - just as his brother's death in a steeplechase makes him heir to his father's estate. The machinations of Rupert Dacre enmesh both Cyril and Bob on the paths of ruin - one through denying his marriage and the other through gambling debts and money-lenders ... Enlivened by the portraits of poet/grocer Binns and literary man/reporter Bland, heroes of the humble working man's sphere and mediocrity ... (PB)
That Fellow Woman : A Kanaka Story, Alick Flax , 1893 single work novella
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