World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

The Courier (Ballarat)

Article Id: WHEBN0017174685
Reproduction Date:

Title: The Courier (Ballarat)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: TV Guide (New Zealand), BRW (magazine), Cuisine (magazine), Taranaki Daily News, Brisbane Times
Collection: Ballarat, Newspapers Published in Victoria (Australia)
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

The Courier (Ballarat)

The Ballarat Courier is a daily newspaper circulating in the Ballarat region of regional Victoria.

Its editor is Andrew Eales. The newspaper is owned by Fairfax Media.

History

In 1867, Robert Clark and Edward J.Bateman established The Courier under the name of Bateman Clark & Co. The first office was located on the south side of Sturt Street, east of Albert Street. The newspaper consisted of four broadsheet pages and was printed on a hand press, turning out approximately 300 copies an hour. In 1871 the office moved to 24 Sturt Street and in 1889 the Clark and Bateman partnership dissolved, with Clark becoming the sole proprietor. In 1922 the newspaper became a private company called the Ballarat Courier Proprietary and a year later bought out the opposition, The Star. The Courier changed format from broadsheet to tabloid in 1944.

The newspaper is most famous for its involvement in an infamous Communist scandal in the 1950s. Editor of the Courier Robert Williams was publicly accused of being a Russian spy. Although he was never brought to trial Williams stood down as editor, marking the end of the newspaper's darkest days.

References

External links

  • The Courier
  • Digitised The Courier from the National Library of Australia
  • Digitised World War I Victorian newspapers from the State Library of Victoria


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.