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The Daily Guardian was an Australian daily newspaper published in Sydney from 1923 to 1931. It was owned by Smith's Newspapers Limited, a holding company controlled by James Joynton Smith and better known as the publisher of Smith's Weekly. It was known for publicity stunts, including offering its subscribers free insurance and sponsoring the first Miss Australia pageant. It ceased publication on 15 February 1931 as a result of the Great Depression.[1]

The paper's editors and employees included Claude McKay,[2] Robert Clyde Packer,[3] Frank Packer,[4] and Voltaire Molesworth.[5]


  1. ^ Victor Isaacs and Rod Kirkpatrick. "Two hundred years of Sydney newspapers: a short history" (PDF). National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ McKay, Claude Eric Fergusson (1878–1972)
  3. ^ Packer, Robert Clyde (1879–1934)
  4. ^ Sir Douglas Frank (1906–1974)
  5. ^ Molesworth, Voltaire (1889–1934)