Source: National Library of Australia
Alternative title: Newcastle Morning Herald
Issue Details: First known date: 1876... 1876 Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate
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The first edition of the Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate appeared on 3 April 1876. The result of a merger in 1876 between the Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News (1858-1876) and the Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder (1873-1876), the paper's founder was John Miller Sweet. It was originally published three times per week.

The Herald's ornate masthead, which included a sketch of a colliery pit-top, remained for 104 years. It was replaced in 1980 when the paper's name was shortened to Newcastle Herald.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1876
    • Newcastle, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,: John Miller Sweet , 1876-1980 .
      Link: 6758409Web Resource Digital copy of print publication via Australian Newspapers (AN) Service
      • Digitised issues available for the period 5 April 1876 to 31 December 1954. (Correct as of 9 December 2013.)

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

ISSN: 0725-9638
4 April 1876 - 4 October 1980
Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder
Continued by:
Newcastle Herald (1980-2003)
Incorporates the Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River News (1858-[1876])
Newcastle Morning Herald Index, database maintained by the Newcastle Region Local Studies Library.
Hunter Valley Herald ; Lake Macquarie Herald

Has serialised

Leathermouth's Luck, Carlton Dawe , 1934 single work novel adventure

'Leathermouth is the nickname of Colonel Gantian, who has been engaged by Scotland Yard to look after the welfare of Paul, rule of a small East European kingdom, while he is on a visit to England. The king has made enemies in his own country, and the presence of some of them is soon made apparent to Leathermouth. The king and he are associated in some thrilling experiences, including attempts on their lives, but eventually they come through safely.'


'Leathermouth's Luck', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 22 August 1935, p.6.

Desperate Love, Carlton Dawe , 1924 single work novel
The Forbidden Shrine, Carlton Dawe , 1926 single work novel
The Glare, Carlton Dawe , 1926 single work novel
Pacific Blue, Carlton Dawe , 1928 single work
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