Fremantle Herald

Last updated

Fremantle Herald
Fremantle Herald Front Page August 2013.jpg
The 17 August 2013 front page
Typenewspaper
Owner(s)Andrew Smith
Founded1989
Headquarterscorner of Cliff and Croke Streets, Fremantle
Sister newspapersMelville City Herald, Cockburn City Herald and the Perth Voice
Website www.fremantleherald.com

Fremantle Herald and similar names have been used for three different newspapers serving Fremantle, Western Australia: The Herald (1867–1886), Fremantle Herald (1913–1919) and a current publication, founded in 1989.

Contents

Colonial Herald

James Pearce founded the original Herald in February 1867, publishing weekly. [1] It was pitched at a more working-class audience than its counterparts in Perth at the time, and featured verse, short stories and serials. Pearce was joined by two co-proprietors, William Beresford and James Elphinstone Roe, both of whom, like Pearce, were ex-convicts. The Herald supported social reform and opposed the convict system. Beresford wrote a weekly column, "Chips by a Sandalwood Cutter", which used a fictional character to challenge the morality of the social elite.

In 2013, [2] the Fremantle Local History Collection funded the digitisation of the entire extant collection of the Herald of 1867–1886. [3] The digitisation was carried out by the National Library of Australia, and the scanned archives made available via their Trove search engine.

World War I

In 1913 a new workers' weekly was established, with William Carpenter serving as editor. He lasted less than a year, and subsequently the newspaper became "less friendly" [4] to the labour movement.

This newspaper lasted until 1919,[ citation needed ] and in May 1921 it was incorporated (along with the Fremantle Times) into the Fremantle Advertiser. [5]

Modern Herald

In 1989, local resident Andrew Smith launched a new Fremantle Herald from a weatherboard house, employing an editor and small team of journalists, production and advertising staff based in East Fremantle, on the corner of King and George Streets. In 1992 the operation was moved to the corner of Cliff and Croke Streets, Fremantle. It now also publishes three titles in other parts of the Perth metropolitan area: the Melville City Herald, the Cockburn City Herald, and the Perth Voice, all of which are letterbox-distributed weeklies. A two-year trial of a paid-for version of the Fremantle Herald failed to gain support from readers and was abandoned in 2005.

Notes and references

  1. "The Herald". The Herald. Fremantle, Western Australia: National Library of Australia. 2 February 1867. p. 1. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  2. RSS feed of recently updated articles, National Library of Australia
  3. Fremantle City Library (10 May 2013). "Early archives of The Herald (Fremantle, WA : 1867 – 1886) now online".
  4. "Port Potpourri". Westralian Worker (Perth, WA : 1900 - 1951) . Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 14 November 1913. p. 4. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  5. "The Advertiser". The Advertiser. Western Australia. 13 May 1921. p. 1. Retrieved 20 January 2020 via Trove.

Historical publications:

Modern newspaper:

Related Research Articles

South Western Highway

South Western Highway is a highway in the South West region of Western Australia connecting Perth's southeast with Walpole. It is a part of the Highway 1 network for most of its length. It is about 406 kilometres (252 mi) long.

The Riverine Herald is a tri-weekly newspaper based in Echuca in Victoria's Goulburn Valley, servicing the Echuca-Moama area. The paper is owned by McPherson Media Group.

<i>Western Mail</i> (Western Australia)

The Western Mail, or Western Mail, was the name of two weekly newspapers published in Perth, Western Australia.

The Daily News, historically a successor of The Inquirer and The Inquirer and Commercial News, was an afternoon daily English language newspaper published in Perth, Western Australia, from 1882 to 1990, though its origin is traceable from 1840.

<i>The Sydney Mail</i>

The Sydney Mail was an Australian magazine published weekly in Sydney. It was the weekly edition of The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper and ran from 1860 to 1938.

<i>Swan Express</i>

The Swan Express was a weekly English language newspaper published in Midland, Western Australia.

The Western Australian Open, also known as the WA Open, is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. It had been a tour event every year since 2009 with the exception of 2019.

<i>The Campbelltown Herald</i>

The Campbelltown Herald, also published under various other titles, was a weekly English language broadsheet newspaper published in Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia.

The Herald was a weekly trade union magazine published in Adelaide, South Australia between 1894 and March 1910; for the first four years titled The Weekly Herald. It was succeeded by The Daily Herald, which ran from 7 March 1910 to 16 June 1924.

The Mirror was a weekly broadsheet newspaper published from 1921 until 1956. It was the "scandal sheet" of its day, dealing with divorce cases and scandals.

The Courier is a tabloid newspaper published in Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia since 1873. The Courier has also been published as The North Western Courier, The Narrabri Herald and Northern Districts' Advertiser and The Narrabri Age and Namoi District Newspaper.

The Coolgardie Miner 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.

<i>Albany Advertiser</i>

The Albany Advertiser, also published as the Australian Advertiser and the Albany Advertiser and Plantagenet and Denmark Post, is a biweekly English language newspaper published for Albany and the Great Southern region in Western Australia.

<i>Great Southern Herald</i>

The Great Southern Herald is a weekly newspaper published in Katanning, Western Australia. It is distributed to communities in Katanning, Kojonup, Cranbrook, Gnowangerup and Lake Grace.

<i>The Bunbury Herald</i>

The Bunbury Herald, also published as The Bunbury Herald and Blackwood Express, was a bi-weekly English language newspaper published in Bunbury, Western Australia. After a merger with South Western Times, it became the South Western Tribune. In 1997 a weekly newspaper named Bunbury Herald was established by Seven West Media.

<i>Tribune</i> (Australian newspaper)

Tribune was the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Australia. It was published by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Australia from 1939 to 1991. Initially it was subtitled as Tribune: The People's Paper. It was also published as the Qld Guardian, Guardian (Melbourne), Forward (Sydney). It had previously been published as The Australian Communist, (1920-1921) The Communist, (1921-1923) and the Workers' Weekly (1923-1939).

Goldfields-Esperance newspapers

This is a list of newspapers published in, or for, the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.