Alternative title: The Burra Record
Date: 1878-1890
Issue Details: First known date: 1878; Latest issue indexed: 1915 1878
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'The Burra Record began as the Northern Mail, established by partners Henry Pether and Frank Jarman. In June 1878, the local schoolmaster-turned-shopkeeper and Town Clerk, Frederick Holder, took over the newspaper. He was still running it following his entering Parliament in 1887. Interestingly, the newspaper was initially run by a committee. Holder was managing editor, but three colleagues scrutinised the subject matter. In 1881 Holder started up the Terowie Enterprise as an offshoot of the Record.

'Holder was successful in the new venture, and was one of many newspaper owners who followed their political views in print by standing for Parliament. In 1892 he became Premier. The Record was sold to Peter Murrie of Gladstone in 1890, and after his bankruptcy it passed to William Jenkin Davey.

The Burra Record continued until March 1977 when, with the Orroroo Enterprise, the newspaper was taken over by the Port Pirie Recorder to become the Review-Times-Record. At the time of its demise, the Burra Record was run by Messrs R. E. and A. J. Angel.'

Source: SA Memory website, http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?c=2616

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1878
    • Burra, Burra - Eudunda area, Mid North South Australia, South Australia,: F. W. Holder , .
      Link: Full text document Digital copy of print publication via Australian Newspapers (AN) Service
      Note/s:
      • Digitised issues available for the period 5 July 1878 to 21 December 1954. (Correct as of 8 August 2013.)

Works about this Work

Wages of Virtue (Novel by P. C. Wren) Frank McMahon , 1990 single work prose
— Appears in: Inter Alia : Library Images and Australian Writing 1990; (p. 71-72)
Frank McMahon recalls his receiving a scholarship which allowed him a year's free membership at the Burra Institute library, where among other works he found a whole shelf of books by P. C. Wren, author of Beau Geste.
Wages of Virtue (Novel by P. C. Wren) Frank McMahon , 1990 single work prose
— Appears in: Inter Alia : Library Images and Australian Writing 1990; (p. 71-72)
Frank McMahon recalls his receiving a scholarship which allowed him a year's free membership at the Burra Institute library, where among other works he found a whole shelf of books by P. C. Wren, author of Beau Geste.

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

Subtitle:
A Paper for the North and North-East.
Frequency:
Weekly, 1878 - 5 October 1883 ; semi-weekly 9 October 1883 - 30 December 1890 ; weekly, 7 January 1891 - [?]
Range:
Vol. 1, no. 14 (Friday, 14 October 1878) - v. 99, no. 8 (Tuesday, 8 March 1977)
Continues:
Northern Mail
Continued by:
Review-Times-Record (1977- )
Mergers:
Merged with: Port Pirie Recorder
Supplement:
Includes supplements
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