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Adelaider Deutsche Zeitung
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Source : Adelaider Deutsche Zeitung, 27 July 1860, p. 1
Date of creation : 1860
Format : Newspaper
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The Adelaider Deutsche Zeitung was established by wealthy businessman Rudolf Eimer when the Sudaustralische Zeitung refused to publish any views contrary to its own radical opinions. Nevertheless, Eimer's newspaper claimed it too was radical. The newspaper included reports of colonial politics, which was not always the case in the German-Australian press at the time. Wilhelm Eggers, formerly of the South Australian register, purchased the newspaper in 1855. He gave more space to overseas than local news. Like many of its 'English' contemporaries, this newspaper folded during the gold rush of the early 1850s, but was resurrected in 1853. Unfortunately no copies have survived for this second period however. This was the first German language newspaper to publish an entertainment supplement - Blatter fur Ernst und scherz.
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Related names :

Eggers, Wilhelm

Eimer, Rudolf

Blatter fur ernst und scherz (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

South Australian register (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Sudaustralische Zeitung (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1860
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
'Death of Mr KFW Eggers', Adelaide observer, 4 February 1882, p. 20
Walker, RB. 'German language press and people in South Australia 1848-1900,' Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 58, pt 2 (June 1972)
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