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Source : Sporting life, 16 February 1905, p. 1
Date of creation : 1905
Additional Creator : Waldrene, Marcus
Format : Newspaper
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At the beginning of the 20th century, Marcus Waldrene was perhaps the best known sports reporter in Adelaide.

Sporting life was principally a newspaper for horse racing enthusiasts, covering the results of both local and interstate races and publicising coming meets - a focus on horse racing was the normal pattern for sporting newspapers of this period. However, a variety of other sports were also covered, and occasional theatre and film reviews published. Sporting life appeared twice weekly under proprietors Harry Craker and William Wedd. A number of writers provided reports about local sports. Marcus Waldrene, writing under the pen names 'Tiresias' and 'Lancer', was the major contributor to the horse racing columns until his death in 1915. He took a particular interest in horse breeding. Waldrene was a founding member of the South Australian Athletic League and the newspaper was its official organ. Articles were also included about coursing, pigeon racing, angling, sailing, cycling, football, cricket and boxing. The newspaper was full of advertisements about coming race meets and sports days, including some country events. 'Drama notes' described productions at the Tivoli and Theatre Royal and films showing at West's Olympia cinema. From early 1914 Sporting life became part of the satirical newspaper Quiz, as Quiz and the sporting life.

Related names :

Craker, Harry



Waldrene, Marcus

Weld, William

Olympia (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Quiz (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Theatre Royal (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Tivoli (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1905
Place : Adelaide, S. Aust.



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