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Source : Sporting telegraph, 10 May 1913, p. 1
Date of creation : 1913
Additional Creator : Hall, Pritchard Morgan Bennett, William Henry
Format : Newspaper
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Pritchard Hall began the Sporting telegraph to report sporting results at Petersburg (Peterborough) during the 1913 football season. His original intention was to also include reports of city and interstate sports, however the newspaper's coverage was mostly of local football and horseracing. It was published on Saturday evenings after the local football match. Other sports, film reviews and advertisements were included in the pages of its 13 issues. Regular brief coverage was given to city football and horseracing, and on one occasion a Port Pirie sports column appeared. Hall included photographs in the Sporting telegraph. The visiting 'Tokio Town' theatrical group appeared in a photograph on the front page of the first issue. Other issues had photographs of the town's mayor and mayoress, Mr and Mrs J.C. Todd (7 June 1913), and the visiting governor, Sir Day Hort Bosanquet (14 June 1913). Caricatures by "Pip" of three local men - Arthur Kitson (10 May 1913), Harry Tonkin (24 May 1913) and Leslie Lester (31 May 1913) - were also published. Occasionally topics other than sport were discussed, such as the "imminent peril to Australia" of "white slave traffic" (3 May 1913). The newspaper was printed by W.H. Bennett, who was the proprietor of the Peterborough times and several other mid-north newspapers. The final issue of the Sporting telegraph was printed on 26 July 1913.

Related names :

Bennett, W.H.

Bosanquet, Day Hort, Sir, 1843-1923

Hall, Pritchard Morgan, d. 1961

Kitson, Arthur

Lester, Leslie


Todd, J.C.

Tokio town

Tonkin, Harry

Coverage year : 1913
Place : Peterborough (S. Aust.)



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