Coolgardie Miner

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Coolgardie Miner
Founder(s)William Edward Clare
EditorJohn Drake (1894-)
Founded1894
Relaunched1919, 1935

The Coolgardie Miner (18 April 1894 – 16 June 1911) was a weekly newspaper established in Coolgardie, Western Australia, at a time when Coolgardie was the prominent town in the goldfields region of Western Australia.

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The subsequent publication with the same title (1 March 1913 – 29 December 1917) was published in a time when Kalgoorlie was dominating the goldfields, and Coolgardie's decline as centre had set in.

The third newspaper with this name was published in 1935, ceasing in 1957 when it was merged with the Great Eastern News, [1] which ceased publication in 1958.

History

Founding

The paper was founded by W. E. "Billy" Clare, with assistance from Edwin Greenslade Murphy, who, as "Dryblower", contributed a weekly gossip column. [2]

Cartoonist Ben Strange joined the newspaper in 1894. [3]

An early editor was George Williams, previously mining reporter for the Melbourne Argus . [4]

Frederick Vosper was editor some time before April 1895. [5]

Alfred Thomas Chandler was editor from 1896 to 1905.

Don Cameron was printer around 1895 to 1900.

C. A. MacFarlane was editor in 1905. [6]

Harry Kneebone was editor in 1907, [7] and still in the position when publication ceased in 1911.

Relaunched 1913

On 1 March 1913 a new newspaper appeared with the same title, [8] the proprietors being named as A. McIntyre and W. L. Michell. It was published weekly on Saturdays and was printed from an office on Bayley Street in Coolgardie.

Relaunched 1935

The Coolgardie Miner was relaunched as a weekly newspaper published on Fridays. It was initially printed by United Press. In 1957 it was merged into the Great Eastern News and printed by Country Newspapers in Perth, [9] for distribution to Coolgardie.

Availability

Issues (1894–1917) of this newspaper have been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program, [10] a project of the National Library of Australia in cooperation with the State Library of Western Australia.

Hard copy and microfilm copies of the Coolgardie Miner are also available at the State Library of Western Australia. [9] [11] [12]

See also

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References

  1. Great Eastern News, Country Newspapers Pty. Ltd, 1957, retrieved 12 May 2016 - published between 4 July 1957 to 28 August 1958
  2. "Coolgardie's Early Poems". South Western Advertiser . 25 (81). Western Australia. 2 August 1935. p. 5. Retrieved 12 May 2016 via National Library of Australia.
  3. "Strange, Benjamin Edward (Ben) (1868–1930)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  4. "Classified Advertising". The West Australian . Perth: National Library of Australia. 22 September 1896. p. 6. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  5. "Pilotage Exemptions at Albany". The Inquirer & Commercial News . Perth: National Library of Australia. 12 April 1895. p. 7. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  6. "Low Grade Mining". The Daily News (First ed.). Perth. 16 November 1905. p. 3. Retrieved 18 January 2015 via National Library of Australia.
  7. "Coolgardie". Kalgoorlie Miner . WA. 13 May 1907. p. 4. Retrieved 18 January 2015 via National Library of Australia.
  8. "Ourselves". Coolgardie Miner. WA. 1 March 1913. p. 2. Retrieved 18 January 2015 via National Library of Australia.
  9. 1 2 "Coolgardie Miner". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  10. "Newspaper Digitisation Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  11. Coolgardie Miner. State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Coolgardie Miner Newspaper. 1894. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  12. "Coolgardie Miner". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 8 October 2015.