Issue Details: First known date: 1867... 1867 Adelaide Catholic Archdiocesan Archives (ACAA)
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Content Summary

  • "The Southern Cross", the official monthly newspaper produced by the Adelaide Catholic Archdiocese, has at various times appeared in different formats and frequency and by other names: "Southern Cross and Catholic Herald", "The Chaplet and Advocate", "The Chaplet and Southern Cross", "Catholic Record", "Catholic Monthly", "Diocesan Newsletter", "SA Catholic", September 1867-present
  • "The Irish Harp and Farmers’ Herald", October 1871-December 1872. In 1869 "The Southern Cross" combined with James Hennessey's "Irish Harp and Farmers' Herald" which was published between 1869 and 1873
  • "The Witness", the official paper produced by the Diocese of Port Pirie. It started as a monthly broadsheet but in 1970 changed to booklet format, January 1955-present


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newspapers, South Australia, Catholic, "The Southern Cross", "The Witness", "The Irish Harp and Farmers’ Herald", religion, Irish, James Hennessey

Contact Name

Adelaide Catholic Archdiocesan Archives


39 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, SA 5000. Postal Address: Catholic Diocesan Centre, GPO Box 1364, Adelaide, SA 5001

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Ph +61 (8) 8210 8115, Fax +61 (8) 8223 2307


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