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Alternative title: Melbourne Herald; Melbourne Morning Herald
Issue Details: First known date: 1879... 1879 The Herald
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

The Herald's publisher, the Melbourne Newspaper Company, was sold in 1891 to the City Newspaper Company. In 1892 it acquired the Weekly Times and formed the Herald & Standard Newspaper Company.

Originally a morning paper, the Herald changed to an evening publication on 4 January 1869. Staff retrenched at this time formed a company to publish the Melbourne Daily Telegraph, managed by Charles Somerton. He saw an opportunity to publish a weekly companion publication and the Weeky Times was launched on 11 September 1869.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:F. B. Franklyn & Co. , 1879 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Christmas Sketch, Waif Wander , 1879 single work short story (p. 2)
Note:

Published on 27 December 1879 (Saturday). 

One Year, Waif Wander , 1879 single work short story

This tale opens on the hot, early slopes of the Brewarinna Diggings and the Western Range on the day of Christmas Eve...

(p. 3)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Publisher varies.

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon Keith Murdoch : Founder of a Media Empire R. M. Younger , Pymble : HarperCollins , 2003 Z1086274 2003 single work biography
y separately published work icon Glad Morning Again Michael Keon , Watsons Bay : Imprint , 1996 Z247266 1996 single work autobiography Michael Keon's first job was as messenger-boy to Keith Murdoch - where he developed relationships with politicians. He went to China in 1946 and became the confidant of Chou En-Lai and Chang Kai-Shek. This book highlights the cultural conflicts in Australia by examining Keon's experiences. (Publisher's blurb)
Gambling Lid was Lifted Jim Bowditch , 1993 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Whispers from the North 1993; (p. 32-37)
Bowditch tells of how the actions of an 'honest cop' exposed the activities of many illegal gambling operations in Darwin.
The Art of Guttling : Marcus Clarke and Colonial Gastronomy Michael Meehan , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 49 no. 2 1990; (p. 241-251)
Literary Wanking and the Melbourne Herald Ross Fitzgerald , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Author , Spring vol. 21 no. 3 1989; (p. 21-22)
y separately published work icon Keith Murdoch : Founder of a Media Empire R. M. Younger , Pymble : HarperCollins , 2003 Z1086274 2003 single work biography
The Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society of Footscray [Meeting Report] Publicity Given to Lawson's Prose by the "Herald"; Thoughts J. C. Davies , 1934 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 May vol. 6 no. 5 1934; (p. 102-103)

Society passes a motion praising the Herald for publishing Lawson's prose on a daily basis; Ford delivers an address on thought and the creative process.

Crocodile Correspondent Douglas Lockwood , 1959 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Crocodiles and Other People 1959; (p. 1-25)
Lockwood sketches the colourful characters who are the crocodile hunters of the Northern Territory and recounts stories, tall and true, of their adventures.
Gambling Lid was Lifted Jim Bowditch , 1993 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Whispers from the North 1993; (p. 32-37)
Bowditch tells of how the actions of an 'honest cop' exposed the activities of many illegal gambling operations in Darwin.
Literary Wanking and the Melbourne Herald Ross Fitzgerald , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Author , Spring vol. 21 no. 3 1989; (p. 21-22)

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

Frequency:
Daily (Monday to Saturday), 10 September 1855 - 20 December 1986 ; daily (Monday to Friday), 22 December 1986 - 5 October 1990
Range:
Vol. 24 no. 2979 (8 September 1855) - 5 October 1890
Continues:
Port Phillip Herald, later the Melbourne Morning Herald and General Daily Advertiser ; Evening Standard (from 1 November 1894)
Mergers:
Merged with the morning daily The Sun News-Pictorial in 1990 to form the Herald Sun
Size:
58cm
Graphics:
illus.
Advertising:
Includes advertising
Note:
  • Melbourne Morning Herald (1849 - 1 September 1855)
  • Melbourne Herald ( 8 September 1855 - 1990)
Note:
Special weekly Sunday edition entitled Sunday Herald began publication on 20 August 1989

Has serialised

The Silver Tub, Bernard Cronin , single work novel
The Lonely House, Arthur Gask , 1929 single work novel detective

A detective on holiday in South Australia stumbles on a cunningly planned murder.

The Green Flame, Eric North , 1924 single work novella science fiction
Letters to Ab : Great Decisions, Den , 1934 series - author prose
The Great Melbourne Cup Mystery, Arthur W. Upfield , 1933 single work novel crime
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