The Evening News (Sydney)

The Evening News was the first evening newspaper published in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.[1] It was published from 29 July 1867 to 21 March 1931.[2] The Sunday edition was published as the Sunday News.

The Evening News
The Evening News, 6 November 1869
TypeDaily evening newspaper
Founder(s)Samuel Bennett
PublisherAssociated Newspapers
Founded29 July 1867 (1867-07-29)
Ceased publication21 March 1931 (1931-03-21)
Sister newspapers

History Edit

The Evening News was founded in 1867 by Samuel Bennett[2] and was regarded as a "less serious read" than other Sydney newspapers.[3] In 1875 labour difficulties forced Bennett to merge The Evening News with another of his papers, The Empire.[1]

A. B. "Banjo" Paterson was editor from 1903 to 1908, when he resigned.[4]

The Evening News continued to be published until 1931 at which point it was closed by Associated Newspapers, who had acquired most Sydney newspaper titles by that time.[3] A Sunday morning edition was published as Sunday News from 1919-1930.[3]

Digitisation Edit

The paper has been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program project of the National Library of Australia.[5][6]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b Bryce, Merilyn. "Bennett, Samuel (1815–1878)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "The Evening News". State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Isaacs, Victor (2003). Two hundred years of Sydney newspapers : a short history (PDF). North Richmond: Rural Press. p. 10.
  4. ^ Clement Semmler (1988). Australian Dictionary of Biography: 'Paterson, Andrew Barton (Banjo) (1864–1941)'. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 8 June 2023.
  5. ^ "Newspaper and magazine titles". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 5 June 2013.

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