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Invitation to celebrate quinquennial of the Port Augusta Dispatch
Title : Invitation to celebrate quinquennial of the Port Augusta Dispatch Invitation to celebrate quinquennial of the Port Augusta Dispatch View More Images
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Creator : Gall, David, 1824-1887
Source : PRG 203/1/118
Date of creation : 1871-1902
Format : Ephemera
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Papers of D. Gall, printer and publisher of 'The comet', comprising scrapbook of press cuttings, programmes, invitations and miscellaneous illustrations. Includes a photograph of the Exchange Hotel, Port Augusta, souvenir programme of opening of railway to Quorn and Farina (1882), programme of a Melbourne concert at Adelaide Town Hall and correspondence, notes and newspaper cuttings relating to the parklands with particular reference to encroachment.


The Port Augusta dispatch was founded in 1877 by a company headed by Thomas Burgoyne. Burgoyne was the Town Clerk of Port Augusta, as well as editor and manager of the newspaper. HJ White followed Burgoyne as editor for a time and between 1893 and 1895 John Waters Kirwan was editor.
The Port Augusta dispatch was founded shortly after the incorporation of the town of Port Augusta in 1875. The young township was progressing in leaps and bounds, and the people wanted a newspaper. In particular, it was felt that a newspaper would help make the opinions of the people of the mid-north better known to the decision-makers in Adelaide.
Subjects
Place : Port Augusta
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :

Anderson, R.J. Solid town: the history of Port Augusta, [Port Augusta, S. Aust.]: RJ Anderson, 1988

'Death of Captain Drysdale: a useful career ended,' West Coast recorder, 8 Februray 1921, p. 2

McLellan, A.A. 'Our place in the sun: newspaper company,' Transcontinental, 19 September 1961, p. 3

'Ourselves', Port Augusta dispatch, 1 October 1915, p. 2

'Ourselves: changes in proprietory, sale and transfer of Dispatch', Port Augusta dispatch, 29 April 1910, p. 2

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