Date: 1874-1876
Date: 1858-1874
The South Australian Advertiser Issue Details: First known date: 1858... 1858
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The South Australian Advertiser 'was founded by the Rev. John Henry Barrow. Barrow was a Congregational pastor, member of parliament, ex-Register journalist, and a nephew of Charles Dickens. Sir Henry Ayers was the first chairman of the board of the newspaper.

'The earliest issues of the Advertiser were slim four-page productions. The weekly Chronicle was founded at the same time as the Advertiser, as its weekend newspaper.

'From 1863 the company also published an evening newspaper, the Express. Following Barrow's death in 1874, another Congregational minister, William Harcus, became editor.

'In 1879 John Langdon Bonython joined the Advertiser as a cadet journalist, and in a short time rose to become editor.'

>Source: SA Memory website, http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?c=2531

Sighted: 24/04/2013

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1858
    • Adelaide, South Australia,: John Henry Barrow , 1858-1889 .
      Link: Web Resource Digital copy of print publication via Australian Newspapers (AN) Service
      Note/s:
      • Digitised issues available for the period 12 July 1858 to 30 March 1889. (Correct as of 19 December 2013.)

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

Frequency:
Daily (Monday - Saturday)
Range:
Vol. 1 no. 1 (12 July 1858) - vol. 31 no. 9493 (22 March 1889)
Continued by:
The Advertiser (1889-1931)
Size:
66cm
Price:
4d
Note:
John Langdon Bonython (q.v.) became a partner in the Advertiser in 1879. He became sole proprietor in 1893.
Last amended 6 Jan 2014 09:40:32
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