Issue Details: First known date: 1924... 1924 Quentin Shaddock Spedding, Private Collection
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Content Summary

  • Photographs of Quentin Shaddock Spedding at the "Labor Daily" and news photographs taken for publication, 1920s
  • Cartoons and illustrations by Lionel Lindsay, Frank Jessup and others for publication in the "Labor Daily", 1920s
  • Issues of the "Workers Weekly" in which the "Labor Daily" is mentioned, 1924-1929
  • Letters to business associates relating to aspects of his work as editor and managing editor of the "Labor Daily", 1925-1929


Quentin Shaddock Spedding, OBE (1892 - 1974) was a journalist and newspaper editor. He began his journalistic career in 1910 with "The Newcastle Morning Herald" and was a foundation member of the Australian Journalists' Association. After working for the "Daily Telegraph", he was editor of the "Labor Daily" between 1925 and 1929, then managing editor until 1931. He was later managing editor of "Smith's Weekly" in Melbourne and a senior reporter and sub-editor for "The Truth". Between 1946 and 1964 he was press secretary and speech writer for several NSW premiers.

Further papers of Quentin Shaddock Spedding are held at the State Library of NSW.


Quentin Shaddock Spedding, "Labor Daily", labour newspapers, Lionel Lindsay, Frank Jessup, "Workers Weekly", Australian Journalists' Assocation, NSW politics

Contact Name

Mr William Shaddock


11 Maley St, Guildford, NSW 2161

Phone and Fax

Ph +61 (2) 9632 6882


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