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Ben Payne
Title : Ben Payne Ben Payne
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Creator : Cox, F.J. artist
Source : B 5964
Date of creation : ca. 1837
Format : Artwork
Dimensions : 280 x 355 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

An inscription on the artwork, an ink sketch with watercolour wash, reads 'Ben Payne, known as 'The Admiral', first runner of The Register newspaper in the early days of the colony'. A 'runner' was a boy employed to deliver the newspaper after it was printed. There is also a notation which reads 'By F.J. Cox, from a sketch by S.T. Gill' which suggests this item is a copy of Gill's original work. According to a reference to The Register of 9 December 1848 (p.1 col. c). on the back of the painting, the runner's name could have been Harry Paine.

Related names :

Cox, F.J.

Coverage year : ca.1837
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Adelaide, South Australia
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

A modern newspaper building, 1909: the home of The Register, The Observer, The Evening Journal Adelaide: W.K. Thomas, 1909

Sowden, William Our pioneer press Unpublished typescript, 1926

Pitt, George The press in South Australia, 1836 to 1850 Adelaide: The Wakefield Press, 1946

Internet links :
State Library of South Australia, Factsheets: Newspapers



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