Issue Details: First known date: 1940... 1940 Wilma Dunbar, Private Collection
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Type of Media

Newspapers and newsletters

Access for Researchers

By appointment

Content Summary

  • Clippings from “The Argus”, Melbourne, from the 1940s and 1950s until the paper closed in 1957 (and some about “The Argus”, such as “Australasian Post” article “Story Behind the New ‘Argus’” by Ray Maloney, 29 June 1950), 1940s-1957
  • Some full editions of the newspaper, including first colour edition on 28 July 1952 and last edition of 12 January 1957
  • Scrapbook of features and articles by journalist Norman Dunbar, c1945-1957
  • “Stag at Bay”, 7th volume of war cartoons of “The Argus” by Mick Armstrong, November 1944-September 1945
  • Booklets and copies of talks given by “Argus” Managing Director Sir Errol Knox on topics such as immigration and relations with Asia, 1945-1946
  • Staff photos, 1950-c1952
  • “Argus” reunion newsletters, 1997-1998
  • “Girl Reporter”, paper given by former "Argus" journalist Betty Osborn to RMIT conference “Remembering 'The Argus'”, 24 September 2001
  • Photo from "Argus" reunion, 2010


Wilma Dunbar (née McDonald) worked for "The Argus" from 1943 to 1950, including as personal secretary to the managing director Sir Errol Knox. She married "Argus" journalist Norman Dunbar in 1950.

The motto of "The Argus" was: 'I am in the place where I am demanded of conscience to speak the truth, and therefore the truth I speak, impugn it whoso list.'


"The Argus", "Australasian Post", newspapers, Wilma Dunbar, Wilma McDonald, Norman Dunbar, Errol Knox, Mick Armstrong, Betty Osborn, women, World War II, cartoons

Contact Name

Mrs Wilma Dunbar



Phone and Fax

Ph +61 (2) 9212 5521


Website Link 1

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Affiliation Notes

  • This record is included in AustLit because it forms part of the Media Archives Project. AustLit does not comprehensively cover Australian Archives.

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