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The Canberra Times

The Canberra Times
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Fairfax Media
Founded 1926
Headquarters 9 Pirie Street, Fyshwick, ACT
OCLC number 220340116

The Canberra Times newspaper was founded in 1926 in Canberra, Australia by Arthur Shakespeare.

It was the second paper to be printed in the city, the first being The Federal Capital Pioneer. The paper was sold to the Fairfax group in the 1960s by Arthur Shakespeare on the condition that it continue to advocate for Canberra. It was later sold to Publishing and Broadcasting Limited, which in turn sold it to Kerry Stokes in 1989 for $110 million. Rural Press Limited bought the paper from Stokes in 1998 for $160 million. The Times rejoined the Fairfax stable in 2007 when Rural Press merged with Fairfax. The paper first went online on 31 March 1997.

Its current editor-at-large is Jack Waterford. Previous editors include Michelle Grattan (1993–95), the first female editor of a metropolitan daily newspaper in Australia. A recent editor-in-chief, Peter Fray, left in January 2009 to edit The Sydney Morning Herald. He was succeeded by Rod Quinn, who announced the formation of a new senior editorial team in 2012.[1]


The Canberra Times was originally located in the Civic retail precinct and is currently in Fyshwick.

Editorial cartoonists employed by The Canberra Times include Geoff Pryor, David Pope, and Pat Campbell.


In 2008, The Canberra Times printed a formal apology[2] after the paper published an essay in which Irfan Yusuf falsely accused American historian Daniel Pipes of suggesting that Muslims deserved to be slaughtered as Jews were during the Holocaust.[3][4]

On 17 October 2008, The Canberra Times was distributed with a sticker advertising the ACT Labor Party on the front page. Complaints about the sticker prompted the general manager, Ken Nichols, to issue an explanation.[5]

See also


  1. ^ The Canberra Times unveils new senior editorial team, The Canberra Times, 8 September 2012. Accessed 31 December 2014
  2. ^ "Apology to Daniel Pipes". Canberra Times, 13 September 2008
  3. ^ Irfan Yusuf, "Justice the remedy required to help Bosnia heal", The Canberra Times, 18 August 2008
  4. ^ Irfan Yusuf Apologizes to Daniel Pipes, Middle East Forum, 17 September 2008
  5. ^ "Sticker ads separate to editorial content". The Canberra Times, 17 October 2008.

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External links

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  • from the National Library of AustraliaCanberra TimesDigitised historic

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