y The Morning Bulletin newspaper  
Alternative title: The Weekend Bulletin; The Rockhampton Morning Bulletin
Date: 1896-1910
Date: 1911-1954
Issue Details: First known date: 1878; Latest issue indexed: 2016 1878
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y The Morning Bulletin 15 September 2016 10111696 2016 newspaper issue
y The Morning Bulletin 5 September 1998 Z1005408 1998 newspaper issue
y The Morning Bulletin 10 June 1971 Z1432011 1971 newspaper issue
y The Morning Bulletin 23 September 1954 Z1792608 1954 newspaper issue
y The Morning Bulletin 24 August 1937 Z1785235 1937 newspaper issue

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

In November 1896, when William McIlwraith's partnership with S. W. Hartley ended, John Blair became joint proprietor of The Morning Bulletin with McIlwraith. When Blair died, the Dunn family, headed by Andrew Dunn (Snr) bought a controlling interest in the paper. Dunn installed his eldest son, Andrew Dunn (Jnr) as editor, and third son William Dunn as chief-of-staff. After WWII, Dunn's second son, James McIntyre Dunn became business manager.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1878
    • Rockhampton, Rockhampton - Yeppoon area, Maryborough - Rockhampton area, Queensland,: Rockhampton Newspapers , 1878- .
      Link: Web Resource Digital copy of print publication via Australian Newspapers (AN) Service
      • 'Printed by C. H. Buzacott, the proprietor, at the Bulletin Machine Printing Office, Denham-street'. (Colophon, 3 January 1878: 4)
      • Digitised issues available for the period 3 January 1878 to 31 December 1954. (Correct as of 2 October 2013.)

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

ISSN: 1322-7769
Daily (Monday to Saturday, 1878 - 26 March 1993) ; five times a week (29 March 1993- )
The Rockhampton Bulletin (1871-1877)
Rural Weekly (Central Queensland ed.)
Original price: 3d
Includes advertising
Numbering begins with vol. 20 no. 3,045

Has serialised

The Decker, W. Graeme-Holder , 1931 single work novel mystery

'The story centres round the family establishment of Sir Peter Brace, his daughter, Enid, his butler, Spencer, and his Chinese cook, Lee Wang. Sir Peter is an English aristocrat, dispossessed of his family property at home, and determined to make his fortune by big business in New Zealand. He is, however, ruthlessly opposed 'by 'the Ryan crowd,' whose real identity no one can discover. By a series of machinations, in which Enid's lover, Eric Aimsbury, becomes involved, Sir Peter is reduced from his attitude of unremitting despotism to one of abject humility. Tlie identity of 'The Decker,' who murders men on a wholesale scale, after first sending them a warning sign, is dramatically revealed. Sir Peter finds that he has had enemies within his own household, and is forced to surrender and ultimately goes on the land. Enid gets her man and so everything ends happily.'


'Australiana', West Australian, 30 May 1931, p.4.

Old Programmes, 'Athos' , 1933 series - author single work column

"Old Programmes" was the series title of a weekly "Theatrical Records" column devoted to historical insights and memoir relating to Rockhampton. Written under the nom deplume, 'Athos,' and published in the Saturday edition of the Morning Bulletin between 9 September 1933 and 13 February 1937, the series totaled 163 installments in all. The range of subjects covers in expansive and includes information about touring variety and legitimate theatre troupes (Australian and international), local amateur dramatic societies, Rockhampton theatres, events (including yearly Show weeks) and theatrical history etc.

[Source: Australian Variety Theatre Archive]

No Taste For Trouble, Jon Cleary , 1954 single work novel detective

'Scobie Lawson had never gone looking for trouble; if he had been given to taking care of pets, he would have been sur- rounded by doves, vultures, and other emblems of what now passes for peace. But even abroad he had been unable to pursue the even tenor of everyone else's way. He had been clunked on the head by New York cops for inciting a riot at the Polo Grounds by unwisely rooting for the Dodgers; had been thrown on his back by a Paris gendarme whose Gallic wit hadn't appreciated the humour in being bowled over by a bicycle and he had been roughly handled by three London bobbies, who had at the same time managed to retain their traditional politeness towards overseas visitors, even towards one who, inebriated and unclothed, had just been found bathing under the fountains in Trafalgar Square. Now, Scobie was on his way home to Cawndilla, where there was only one policeman and he was a friend of the family, if not of Scobie. If trouble had to come, and Scobie was resigned to it, then it was better that it came close to home, where it was easier to raise bail.'

Source: First Instalment, Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 13 February 1954, p.12

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