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Issue Details: First known date: 1901... 1901 The Pilot
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'A paper of general, political, and social matters', The Pilot was a vehicle for the strong opinions of its owner and editor, Cas-Hamba (Mrs A. E. McDonald). She intended it 'to voice the wrongs of women and men, report meetings which are of great moment ... and to bring about reforms and more unity of womankind'. She declared it to be 'a woman's paper, but an advanced woman - not the raving, ranting, carping woman who, like many men, talk a lot - "there is nothing in it" - hollow as a jam tart and reasonless as the babbling of an idiot.' Her primary allegiance was to women's suffrage and to the technical and practical education that would allow both women and men to use their vote well. The Pilot supported the employment of barmaids, took a stance on the drink question in favour of wine, and opposed the censorship of books while immoral newspapers proliferated. It contained articles about mining, forests, the tariff, political profiles, the Kanaka question, federation, unions, and labour, as well as fashions, short stories, and a serial.


Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1901
      Sydney, New South Wales,: 1901-1902 .
      Printed by J. W. Eedy
      • Editor and Owner Mrs A E McDonald (Cas-Hamba)

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

A Friend of the Human Race
First three issues fortnightly, thereafter monthly.
Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 9, 1901) - Sept. 1, 1902. Ceased Sept. 1902?
Continued by:
One penny
Predominantly pen sketches, but occasional photographs
Card advertisements for local domestic and personal goods and services.
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