y The Sydney Mail newspaper  
Alternative title: The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser
Date: 1870-1878
Date: 1878
Date: 1879-1884
Date: 1884-1888
Date: 1895-1905
Date: 1905-1938
Issue Details: First known date: 1860-1938; Latest issue indexed: 1938 1860-1938
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'[The] Sydney Mail, the weekly companion to the Sydney Morning Herald, was published 1860-1938. Like its rival the Australian Town and Country Journal, it was popular with both country and city readers, and combined general news with agricultural, pastoral, mining, sporting and literary features and included illustrations.'

Source: William H. Wilde, Joy Hooton, Barry Andrews, The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (1994): 734.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Many issues of The Sydney Mail, particularly for the period from the 1860s to the 1930s, are available in digitised format via the Google News site: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=w_ORaKkuc5QC

Works about this Work

Gone to Blazes?: Henry Kendall's Unsigned Newspaper Contributions and His Part in 'The Meddler' Michael Ackland , 1996 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin , First Quarter, vol. 20 no. 1 1996; (p. 31-44)
Untitled Elsie Bohning , 1990 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Elsie Bohning : The Little Bush Maid 1990; (p. 1)
Young Elsie writes excitedly to her parents, who were spending time in Darwin away from the family farm, about having a letter published, and about Christmas preparations, cooking and the daily happenings at home on the farm.
y Company of Heralds : A Century and a Half of Australian Publishing by John Fairfax Limited and Its Predecessors 1831-1981 Gavin Souter , Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1981 Z489028 1981 single work criticism
'Colonial Literature for Colonial Readers!' Pauline Kirk , 1971 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 5 no. 2 1971; (p. 133-145)
y A Century of Journalism : The Sydney Morning Herald and its Record of Australian Life, 1831-1931 Sydney : J. Fairfax and Sons , 1931 Z1791153 1931 single work prose 'The Sydney Morning Herald is the first Australian journal to reach its centenary, which it does on April 18, 1931...We therefore present to our readers the story of The Sydney Morning Herald, from its birth to the present time. We tell of its origin and early days, and of the origin and history of the firm of John Fairfax & Sons which for so long has carried it on. We give...an account of the Herald's record of Australian life over a period of great changes, and of astounding growth; in short, over the period of the rise of the Australian nation from infancy to manhood. Such a record, traced in the files of a great daily journal, it is hard to surpass either for comprehensive accuracy or for picturesqueness and intimacy. And finally we deal with the Herald of to-day; its achievements, its status, and its method of work.' (Source: Foreword)
y A Century of Journalism : The Sydney Morning Herald and its Record of Australian Life, 1831-1931 Sydney : J. Fairfax and Sons , 1931 Z1791153 1931 single work prose 'The Sydney Morning Herald is the first Australian journal to reach its centenary, which it does on April 18, 1931...We therefore present to our readers the story of The Sydney Morning Herald, from its birth to the present time. We tell of its origin and early days, and of the origin and history of the firm of John Fairfax & Sons which for so long has carried it on. We give...an account of the Herald's record of Australian life over a period of great changes, and of astounding growth; in short, over the period of the rise of the Australian nation from infancy to manhood. Such a record, traced in the files of a great daily journal, it is hard to surpass either for comprehensive accuracy or for picturesqueness and intimacy. And finally we deal with the Herald of to-day; its achievements, its status, and its method of work.' (Source: Foreword)
Untitled Elsie Bohning , 1990 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Elsie Bohning : The Little Bush Maid 1990; (p. 1)
Young Elsie writes excitedly to her parents, who were spending time in Darwin away from the family farm, about having a letter published, and about Christmas preparations, cooking and the daily happenings at home on the farm.
'Colonial Literature for Colonial Readers!' Pauline Kirk , 1971 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 5 no. 2 1971; (p. 133-145)
Gone to Blazes?: Henry Kendall's Unsigned Newspaper Contributions and His Part in 'The Meddler' Michael Ackland , 1996 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin , First Quarter, vol. 20 no. 1 1996; (p. 31-44)
y Company of Heralds : A Century and a Half of Australian Publishing by John Fairfax Limited and Its Predecessors 1831-1981 Gavin Souter , Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1981 Z489028 1981 single work criticism

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

Subtitle:
'New South Wales Advertiser'
Frequency:
Weekly
Range:
Vol. 1 no. 1 (7 July 1860) - vol. 54 no. 1396 (28 December 1938)
Mergers:
Incorporates The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List (1844-1860)
Mergers:
Incorporated into The Home (1939- ?)
Note:
Titled The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser from vol. 12, no. 557 (4 March 1871) - vol. 93, no. 2629 (27 March 1912)

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Captain Jim, Mary Grant Bruce , 1919 single work children's fiction children's war literature
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The Princess With the Golden Toe, Louise Mack , single work short story fable
Old Janet and Young Janet, Zelos , single work short story
On a Red Sand-Hill, Emma Smith , 1904 single work novel On a Red Sandhill
The Singing Gold, Dorothy Cottrell , 1927 single work novel
Country Rambles, Old Boomerang , series - author column travel
Old Dick Larking's Love, Old Boomerang , single work short story romance
Dick, a clerk in a law firm, falls in love with his cousin, who is already engaged. He leaves England and settles in Australia where he is successful.
The Story of Dolly Bryce and Her Book, J. W. Walch , single work short story young adult
Joey Goosgog and Jasper Spindle's Trip to Bondi Bay in a Pony Shay, Old Boomerang , 1868 single work short story
Two friends, inexperienced in driving horse-drawn carriages, attempt to drive from Richmond to Bondi for a birthday picnic, with calamitous results. They learn that bravado does not defeat ignorance and inexperience, and years later the lesson is brought to mind when one of them is invited to become a political representative.
Emma Westan; A Tale of Australia, Founded on Fact, J. A. A. , single work novella
The Great Austral Plain : Its Past, Present and Future, Ernest Favenc , series - author essay
Harry Heathcote of Gangoil : A Tale of Australian Bush Life, Anthony Trollope , 1873 single work novel

'Trollope's only Australian novel, Harry Heathcote of Gangoil deals with the problems facing a young sheepfarmer, or 'squatter' (modeled after Trollope's son Frederic) in outback Australia. Using conventions of the Christmas story established by Dickens in the late 1840s, the novel shows Harry Heathcote thwarting the envious ex-convict neighbors who harbor his disgruntled former employees and who attempt to set fire to his pastures. Trollope draws heavily on his knowledge of the social and economic conditions of bush life acquired during a year-long visit to Australia in 1871-2. This story by Trollope reflects the author's readiness to diverge from the familiar paths that were most congenial to him and to his readership.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (1981 Arno edition).

Memoirs of Jane Cameron : A Female Convict, A Prison Matron , 1864 single work novel
His Natural Life, Marcus Clarke , 1870-1872 single work novel

'Scarcely out of print since the early 1870s, For the Term of His Natural Life has provided successive generations with a vivid account of a brutal phase of colonial life. The main focus of this great convict novel is the complex interaction between those in power and those who suffer, made meaningful because of its hero's struggle against his wrongful imprisonment. Elements of romance, incidents of family life and passages of scenic description both relieve and give emphasis to the tragedy that forms its heart.' (Publication summary : Penguin Books 2009)

Mark Brown's Wife : A Tale of the Gold-Fields, Charles De Boos , 1871 single work novel
Tale opens on the Mount Jones Rocky River gold fields in 1866 when Tom Drewe, one of a party of miners reminisces of 1854 and Melbourne's Canvas Town. His assistance to a newly arrived emigrant couple, burying their baby and being rudely sneered at by an ex-convict earns their friendship and they follow him to Bendigo. The convict ring-leader, Ginger, decides to week revenge on Mark (the emigrant) and plots his murder - his first attempt at Canvas Town failing. Mark finds employment for his wife Cicely in Melbourne and then goes to the Bendigo diggings and then to the Ovens. There he helps try and track down the murderer of an old digger, in which Ginger is involved. Amusing tales of successful diggers' mistrust of each other and the ruses used to steal gold, such as the Trojan Pony. (PB)
Heralds of Australian Literature, Thomas Alexander Browne , 1892 single work criticism
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