14 December 2009

Dates - for Canberra media landmarks

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Can anyone advise me of the two following dates:-

1. When the first edition of “the Australian” rolled of the Mort Street Presses; and

2. When the Shakespeare family sold the Canberra Times?

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moneypenny26127:38 pm 14 Dec 09

Wikipedia is your friend – see the attached link and then follow the link to Arthur Shakespeare. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canberra_Times

The answer appears to be 1964, apparently partly caused by the monopoly busting arrival of The Australian.

Sort of ironic really since Darth Rupert likes nothing more than a profitable monopoly with his name on it.

http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/title/11 is a bit of history about the CT, That also has links to the Wikipedia entry on the CT

That date would be about right, it had a story and photo about 3 people that were rescued in the snowy. They chased the group up I guess in 1989 to do a “25 years after story”

I kept issue one, but a few years ago when I was cleaning up, much to my horror, the paper had literally disintegrated into a million bits, so much for archiving newspapers in the home.

The Australian’s first copy was 15 July 1964 …

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