y The West Australian newspaper  
Date: 1879-1887
Date: 1956-1972
Issue Details: First known date: 1879; Latest issue indexed: 2016 1879
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

In their editorial column in the first issue, 18 November 1879, the proprietors express the hope that 'in christening this new vehicle for public opinion The West Australian, the proprietors desire to intimate to their many friends and supporters in the present, to the largely increased circle of friends and supporters whom they hope to secure in the future - that their desire is, and their aim will be, to make this journal no mere party organ, no mere engine for propagating the shibboleths of a political sect, but to suit it, as far as they are able, to the wants and to the tastes of all, to suit it to the advanced requirements of a progressive community ... that it should take ... a national place, and become in time to Western Australia ...[a journal] of which they need not be ashamed ... [a journal] to which they can point with pride and patriotic satisfaction.'

Source: 'The West Australian.' The West Australian 18 November 1879: 2

Sighted: 18 November 2013

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1879
Notes:
Publisher varies.
    • Perth, Western Australia,: A. Davidson , 1879- .
      Link: Web resource Digital copy of print publication via Australian Newspapers (AN) Service.
      Note/s:
      • Printed for the proprietors by A. Davidson at the office of the West Australian, St Georges' Tce., Perth ...
      • Digitised issues available for the period 18 November 1879 to 31 December 1954. (Correct as of 18 November 2013.)

Works about this Work

Rescuing Reading : Strategies for Arresting the Decline of Reading in Western Australian Newspapers between the Wars Patrick Buckridge , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 29 no. 3 2014; (p. 101-115)
'The purpose of this essay is to describe and interpret a cluster of three readerly 'entertainments' conducted in two Perth newspapers, The Western Mail and the est Australian, in the years 1929-1930, and to place them in contexts that enable us to understand them as calculated and connected interventions in a wider campaign of resistance to what was perceived as a decline in recreational reading in this period.' (Introduction, 101)
Noticing 'Our Man K' Rod Moran , 1999 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 43 no. 11 1999; (p. 6)
The Gate of Dreams : The Western Mail Annuals, 1897-1955 : Introduction 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Gate of Dreams : The Western Mail Annuals, 1897-1955 1990; (p. 13-26)
Our Literary Pages : The West Australian 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 107 1988; (p. 22-23)
Noticing 'Our Man K' Rod Moran , 1999 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 43 no. 11 1999; (p. 6)
Our Literary Pages : The West Australian 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 107 1988; (p. 22-23)
The Gate of Dreams : The Western Mail Annuals, 1897-1955 : Introduction 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Gate of Dreams : The Western Mail Annuals, 1897-1955 1990; (p. 13-26)
Rescuing Reading : Strategies for Arresting the Decline of Reading in Western Australian Newspapers between the Wars Patrick Buckridge , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 29 no. 3 2014; (p. 101-115)
'The purpose of this essay is to describe and interpret a cluster of three readerly 'entertainments' conducted in two Perth newspapers, The Western Mail and the est Australian, in the years 1929-1930, and to place them in contexts that enable us to understand them as calculated and connected interventions in a wider campaign of resistance to what was perceived as a decline in recreational reading in this period.' (Introduction, 101)

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

ISSN: 0312-6323
Frequency:
Varies ; by 1888, daily (Monday-Saturday)
Range:
Vol. 1 no. 1 (Tuesday, 18 November 1879) -
Continues:
Price:
Original price: 3d
Note:
Epigraph at head of editorial column of issue 1: Vigilans et Audax ['Vigilant and bold']

Has serialised

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The V.12 E-Type Cat, Derek Hansen , 1996 single work short story The V12 E-Type Cat
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The Evil Within, Derek Hansen , 1996 single work short story humour
Once in a Lifetime, Janet Fennell , 1998 single work short story
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.

Letters Illustrative of the Early History of the Colony, George Fletcher Moore , Thomas Cockburn-Campbell (editor), 1880-1882 single work diary
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