|Owner(s)||Edmund Stirling, Robert John Sholl|
|Founded||4 July 1855|
|Headquarters||St Georges Terrace, Perth|
The Inquirer & Commercial News was a newspaper published in Perth, Western Australia from 1855 to 1901.
In May 1847, Edmund Stirling acquired The Inquirer from Francis Lochée, who established the paper in August 1840 together with William Tanner. Tanner disposed of his interest in the paper in June 1843. In July 1855, The Inquirer merged with The Commercial News and Shipping Gazette, which was owned by Robert John Sholl, to form The Inquirer & Commercial News, in the joint ownership of Sholl and Stirling. Stirling's eldest son John joined the paper around 1863 and operated the paper with his father when Sholl left. In 1878, Stirling's three other sons Horace, Frederick and Baldwin joined the paper, trading as Stirling & Sons. When Stirling retired, his three sons took control of the paper as Stirling Bros. On 6 July 1886, it incorporated the Morning Herald. On 17 February 1893, the paper changed format and became the Inquirer and Commercial News Illustrated until 28 December 1894, when it reverted to The Inquirer & Commercial News. In the 1880s, the Daily News traced its history to the establishment of The Inquirer.In July 1882, The Stirling brothers launched the Daily News and in June 1901, the paper was incorporated into the Daily News.
Its publication history is complex:
The publisher varies:
Journal Dates: Vol. 15, no. 773, new series, no. 1 (4 July 1855)-v. 61, no. 3349 (28 June 1901)
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