Issue Details: First known date: 1842... 1842 The Sydney Morning Herald
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First known date: 1842
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Charles Kemp and John Fairfax , 1842- .
      Link: Web resource Digital copy of print publication via Australian Newspapers (AN) Service.
      • Digitised issues available Australian Newspapers (AN) Service for the period 1 August 1842 - 31 December 1954.
      • Digitised issues are also available via the Google News Archive for the period 1 August 1842 to 31 December 1989: (Correct as at 30/04/2013)

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Domesticating Cosmopolitanism : Charmian Clift's Women's Column in the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Herald in the 1960s Tanja Luckins , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: History Australia , December vol. 11 no. 3 2014; (p. 97-115)
'When novelist Charmian Clift returned to Australia in 1964 after 14 years in England and Greece, she was commissioned to write a women's column in the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Herald. Her topics ranged widely, from food and drink, migrants and hospitality, famine and peace, children and religion, pop music and Aborigines to travel and housewives. By all accounts Clift struck a chord with her readers, her feel for connecting the vagaries of everyday life with historical and global events and social shifts made hers a distinctive voice in the daily press. This article explores the cosmopolitan outlook of Clift's newspaper column: a world of hospitality and travel based on a common humanity, a perspective that neither feared nor favoured class, caste and colour, all the while not shying away from criticisms of the moral ambiguities of a sophisticated worldliness. It argues that Clift's cosmopolitan perspective offered women a moral space that circumscribed local conditions. The article adds to an emerging body of knowledge on the gendered dimensions of cosmopolitanism and seeks to understand what kind of cosmopolitan world for women existed in 1960s Australia.' (Publication abstract)
y Pardon Me for Mentioning... : Unpublished Letters from the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald Alex Kaplan (editor), Catharine Munro (editor), Julie Lewis (editor), Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 2013 6452913 2013 single work correspondence
Unmatched Prose and an Eye for the Moment: Marr Departs Damien Murphy , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 July 2012; (p. 3)
Damien Murphy reports that 'the Heralds pre-eminent senior writer David Marr chose the eve of his 65th birthday to resign from the newspaper'. Interspersed with other work, Marr's career with the Sydney Morning Herald spanned more than five decades.
Journalism's Changing to Stay the Same 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 June 2012; (p. 19)
The Sydney Morning Herald's editorial writer comments on changes in the newspaper print publishing environment and the decision by Fairfax to move to a tabloid, rather than a broadsheet, format from early 2013.
The Journal of Record Lost in Space, and Time Judy Prisk , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 October 2011; (p. 17)
y The Usefulness of John West : Dissent and Difference in the Australian Colonies Patricia Fitzgerald Ratcliff , Launceston : Albernian Press , 2003 Z1045204 2003 single work biography
y Conversation with Margaret Jones Hazel de Berg (interviewer), 1973 Z1110029 1973 single work interview Jones speaks of her work as a journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald ; about leaving for Peking and her prospects for gathering news ; the editorial policies of the Sydney Morning Herald ; she speaks about feature writing ; the techniques she employs when interviewing ; about her reasons for wanting to become a journalist ; she then speaks of her childhood.
y Conversation with Margaret Jones Hazel de Berg (interviewer), 1976 Z1110042 1976 single work interview Jones speaks of her two year stay in Peking as correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald ; of the controlled nature of news sources in China ; the amount of contact allowed with Chinese nationals during this period ; difficulties encountered when gathering news ; Chinese social customs ; Chinese urban workers and the peasants ; her impressions of Australia on her return.
y Interview with Margaret Jones, Writer Ann Turner (interviewer), 1994 Z1110049 1994 single work interview Jones talks about her trip to China in 1973 and then compares it with her trip in 1986. She then talks about her novel, The Confucius Enigma. Jones then compares the situation in 1974 and 1975 when one couldn't talk to ordinary Chinese to 1986 when it was possible. Jones also talks about the attitude of Chinese officials to journalists and attempts by Russians to get information from her about the situation in China. She also talks about The Smiling Buddha, a novel about Cambodia and her meetings with Prince Sihanouk. Jones also discusses writing Thatcher's Kingdom and a just completed novel about the return of art treasures from England to Greece. She is currently writing short stories. Jones then talks about her move from journalism to fiction writing; early days with the ABC, Mirror and Sydney Morning Herald (SMH); working in London and New York; discrimination against women journalists and her position as the first woman foreign editor of SMH and the changed situation today.
y Two Hundred Years of Sydney Newspapers : A Short History Victor Isaacs , Rod Kirkpatrick , North Richmond : Rural Press , 2003 Z1205070 2003 single work criticism 'This booklet ... has been produced to mark the bicentenary of publication of the first Australian newspaper, the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, on 5 March 1803 and to provide a souvenir for those attending the Australian Newspaper Press Bicentenary Symposium at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, on 1 March 2003.

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

ISSN: 1322-0675
ISSN: 1327-5526
ISSN: 1322-0683
ISSN: 0312-6315
ISSN: 1326-4745
Daily (Monday - Saturday)
Vol.14 no. 1623 (1 August 1842) -
Continues the Sydney Herald vol. 1 no.1 (Monday, 18 April 1831) - vol.14 no.1622 (July 1842)
Includes supplements
Includes advertising
Selections of news items and feature columns of some issues available in an electronic version via the Internet at:
In June 2012, Fairfax announced that the size of The Sydney Morning Herald would change from broadsheet to 'compact' (tabloid) size as of 4 March 2013 for Monday to Friday issues.
The Sun-Herald, published on Sundays, complements The Sydney Morning Herald's Monday to Saturday issues.

Has serialised

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The Winds Are Still, John Hetherington , 1947 single work novel war literature
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