Truth (Perth newspaper)

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Front cover of the first issue of Truth
Ceased publication1931
Headquarters Perth, Western Australia

Truth was a weekly English language newspaper published in Perth, Western Australia.



Truth was published in Western Australia from 25 July 1903 until 29 March 1931. [1]

Until 1916, the masthead read "conducted by John Norton"; then between 1916 and 1920, it read "conducted by John Norton's Trustees". [1]

Truth was an established newspaper published in Sydney and owned by William Willis, Adolphus Taylor and Patrick Crick. [2] Norton worked for Truth and became editor and part-owner in 1891, but he was soon dismissed for repeated drunkenness. [2] Through extensive litigation, Norton acquired the newspaper in 1896. The content of Truth became even more sensational under Norton's ownership. [2] Truth newspapers were published in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland before the Western Australian edition was established in 1903. For a few months prior to this, a Western Australian edition had been published in Melbourne. [3]


Issues (1903 - 1931) of this newspaper have been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program [4] of the National Library of Australia in cooperation with the State Library of Western Australia.

Hard and microfilm copies of Truth are also available at the State Library of Western Australia. [5] [6]

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  1. 1 2 "Truth". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 Cannon, Michael (1988). "Norton, John (1858–1916)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  3. ""TRUTH" IN W.A." Truth (Perth, WA : 1903 - 1931). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 25 July 1903. p. 2. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  4. "Australian Newspaper Digitisaton Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  5. "Truth". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  6. "Truth [microform]". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 10 November 2015.