AustLit logo
y separately published work icon The Brisbane Courier newspaper  
Date: 1932-1933
Date: 1919-1932
Date: 1916-1919
Date: 1906-1916
Date: 1903-1906
Date: 1898-1903
Date: 1894-1898
Date: 1891-1894
Date: 1888-1891
Date: 1883-1887
Date: 1880-1883
Date: 1873-1880
Date: 1864-1867
Issue Details: First known date: 1864... 1864 The Brisbane Courier
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


  • Details on editor(s) in the period 1867 - c.a. 1873 are still to be established.


* Contents derived from the Brisbane, Queensland,:Thomas Blacket Stephens , 1864-1933 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Death of Mary Hannay Foott, The Brisbane Courier , single work obituary

"Australian literature has suffered a distinct loss by the death of Mrs. Mary Hannay Foott..." (The Brisbane Courier)

(p. 9) Section: Woman's World

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1864

Works about this Work

‘Tinned Literature’? Literary Discussion in The Brisbane Courier (1930) Leigh Dale , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , December vol. 19 no. 2 2012; (p. 190-204)
'To date, histories of literary culture in Queensland have not paid particular attention to newspapers, despite the fact that metropolitan and regional publications carried considerable material that allows us insight into the ways in which books were circulated and evaluated. Reviews and essays sat alongside advertisements run by department stores, specialist retailers, large distributors and newsagents, in turn jostling for attention with interviews with authors, poems, reports of literary gatherings and substantial critical essays. This article offers a ‘case study’ of literary materials in The Brisbane Courier, part of a project on the representation of literature (broadly conceived) in Australian newspapers from 1930. The year 1930 was chosen because the interwar years are so frequently characterised, in discussion of the critical study of Australian literature in particular, as a time of neglect, and the Depression as a catalyst for the gradual narrowing of literary horizons. Our larger aim is to understand this historical period better, as well as to calibrate the discussion of Australian literature against the discussion of literature generally. By focusing on a single year for data collection, we have been able to assemble a rich and detailed picture of ‘talk about books’. This, in turn, has enabled us to analyse the significant differences between, for example, the ways in which books are discussed and represented as commercial and aesthetic objects in regional and metropolitan newspapers (see Dale and Thomson 2010).' [Source : Queensland Review, vol. 19, no. 2, p. 190]
Press Culture and Political Journalism to 1930 Denis Cryle , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : The Australian Journal of Media & Culture , vol. 4 no. 1 1990;
Our First Newspaper : A Courageous Venture Clem Lack , 1959 single work essay
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 June 1959; (p. 4)
Lack outlines the history of The Courier-Mail, formerly The Moreton Bay Courier and The Brisbane Courier.
y separately published work icon A Journalist's Memories Reginald Spencer Browne , Brisbane : Read Press , 1927 Z403517 1927 single work autobiography
The Watch on the Ryan i "Der "Courier" hates der Government,", Randolph Bedford , 1917 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Worker , 4 October 1917;
The Oldest Compositor in the Commonwealth Nut Quad , 1906 single work biography
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 16 June vol. 62 no. 15110 1906; (p. 13)
Our First Newspaper : A Courageous Venture Clem Lack , 1959 single work essay
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 June 1959; (p. 4)
Lack outlines the history of The Courier-Mail, formerly The Moreton Bay Courier and The Brisbane Courier.
Brisbane Newspaper Reminisces Alex Muir , 1892 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 18 June 1892; (p. 7)
Untitled 1890 single work column
— Appears in: Northern Territory Times and Gazette , 19 December 1890; (p. 3)
Article informing readers that Lukin has purchased the 'comic paper', Boomerang.
Brisbane Pressmen in the Sixties : I D. W. , 1892 single work column
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 6 December 1892; (p. 7)

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

ISSN: 2200-7989
Daily (Monday-Saturday)
11 April 1864 - 26 August 1933
The Courier (1861-1864)
Continued by:
The Courier-Mail (1933- )
Includes advertising
Continues the numbering of the Moreton Bay Courier.

Has serialised

His Natural Life, Marcus Clarke , single work novel

'Scarcely out of print since the early 1870s, For the Term of His Natural Life has provided successive generations with a vivid account of a brutal phase of colonial life. The main focus of this great convict novel is the complex interaction between those in power and those who suffer, made meaningful because of its hero's struggle against his wrongful imprisonment. Elements of romance, incidents of family life and passages of scenic description both relieve and give emphasis to the tragedy that forms its heart.' (Publication summary : Penguin Books 2009)

Long Odds : A Novel, Marcus Clarke , George A. Walstab , single work novel
Bob Calverly, Australian nephew of Squire Valentine Yoricks, is visiting England when he falls in love with Kate French, niece of Saville whom she loves. As the story opens Cyril secretly marries his landlady's daughter, Carry Manton - just as his brother's death in a steeplechase makes him heir to his father's estate. The machinations of Rupert Dacre enmesh both Cyril and Bob on the paths of ruin - one through denying his marriage and the other through gambling debts and money-lenders ... Enlivened by the portraits of poet/grocer Binns and literary man/reporter Bland, heroes of the humble working man's sphere and mediocrity ... (PB)
The Miserable Clerk, 'Steele Rudd' , single work novella
Gathered In Gathered In : A Novel, Catherine Helen Spence , single work novel
The House with Black Blinds, Hilda Bridges , single work novel mystery
A blown-out tyre, and a series of unfortunate happenings force Jack Mayne, his wife and sister who are driving with him to accept hospitality of a stranger they have picked up on their route. In the midst of a terrific storm they reach his house - a house not even the mysterious stranger has seen before as it has been left to him by his eccentric grandfather, and he has never previously had occasion to visit it. From the moment they drive up the grass-grown and rutted roadway to the deserted and abandoned looking old mansion strange things begin to happen. The reader is kept in constant suspense as to what weird and ghostly experience will next overtake the travellers, and every chapter ends on that note of suspense which makes it imperative to continue reading. (Publisher's blurb, Digger Tourists)
Last amended 7 Aug 2013 15:38:37
    Powered by Trove