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Adelaide commercial advertiser
Title : Adelaide commercial advertiser Adelaide commercial advertiser
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Source : Adelaide commercial advertiser, 21 March 1850, p. 1
Date of creation : 1850
Format : Newspaper
Dimensions : 435 mm x 35 mm
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Description :
George Dehane established a printing office in Adelaide in 1838 and was a prolific newspaper printer and publisher in the city for 20 years. As the name suggests, this newspaper was largely a vehicle for advertising, and it was almost certainly South Australia's first free newspaper. Three times a week the Adelaidecommercial advertiser appeared with it pages filled with auction notices, land sales and advertisements for such varied products as horse servicing, money-lenders and schools. The advertisements were interspersed with news of the week, which largely consisted of reports of accidents and fatalities. Dehane claimed that the newspaper had a circulation of 4,000 copies per issue. Unfortunately the State Library of South Australia set is very incomplete.
Related names :

Dehane, George

Commercial Advertising Company

Coverage year : 1841
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
Marquis, Len. South Australian newspaper histories, from notes by Len Marquis, Adelaide: State Library of South Australia, South Australian Published Collections, 1995



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