The Australian Star

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The Australian Star was a daily English language newspaper published in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, from 1887 to 1909. It was published as The Star, also known as The Star: the Australian Evening Daily, until 1910 and then renamed The Sun, which continued publication until 1988.

The Australian Star, front page, 2 January 1888

History[edit]

Promoted as the "new Protectionist evening paper", The Australian Star was first published on Thursday 1 December 1887 by Arthur Smyth, at the offices of the Australian Newspaper Company, 78 King Street, Sydney.[1] The founding editor was W. H. Traill, a strong protectionist who later represented the electorate of South Sydney in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.[2]

From 12 March 1909 the masthead became The Star: the Australian Evening Daily.[3]

In 1910, the business of the Australian Newspaper Company, including The Star and The Sunday Sun, was acquired by a newly registered company, Star and Sun Ltd.[4] The Star became The Sun on 1 July 1910.[5]

Digitisation[edit]

Some issues of the paper have been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program of the National Library of Australia.[6][7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Advertising". The Sydney Morning Herald (15, 502). 1 December 1887. p. 10. Retrieved 24 June 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "DEATH OF MR. W. H. TRAILL". The Australian Star (4451). New South Wales. 22 May 1902. p. 2. Retrieved 24 June 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Advertising". The Star (1). New South Wales. 12 March 1909. p. 1. Retrieved 24 June 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "EVERYDAY NOTES". Freeman's Journal. LXI (3713). New South Wales, Australia. 7 April 1910. p. 9. Retrieved 24 June 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Advertising". The Sun (1) (LATEST ed.). Sydney. 1 July 1910. p. 1. Retrieved 24 June 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "Newspaper Titles". Retrieved 28 June 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". Retrieved 28 June 2016 – via National Library of Australia.

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