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Title : Roughshod Roughshod
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Source : Roughshod, 9 May 1891, p. 1
Date of creation : 1891
Format : Newspaper
Dimensions : 455 x 285
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Andrew Dungey was a Port Pirie stationer with strong political and social opinions, his particular two interests being 'land nationalisation' (government ownership of land) and the principles of free-trade. Many of his beliefs were influenced by Henry George's theories of (Christian) Social Democracy. Dungey was a prolific writer of letters to the Port Pirie advocate and between 1888 and 1890 the editor of that newspaper allowed him a regular column for discussing his views. In 1890 Dungey stood unsuccessfully for the parliamentary seat of Gladstone. In 1891 Dungey published his own short-lived newspaper, Roughshod, espousing his opinions. He railed against the wealthy, the established churches (including the newly-founded Salvation Army) and individual politicians. Dungey espoused a system of single tax, universal voting rights, land nationalisation and unionism, with a belief in "the universal fatherhood and church of God." Dungey had previously worked briefly for a Victorian newspaper. His unconventional ideas were part of a wider Australian political and social ferment in the 1890s.

Related names :

Dungey, Andrew, 1846-

Port Pirie Advocate (Port Pirie, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1891
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Further reading :

'Andrew Dungey,' Morrison, W. Frederic, Aldine history of South Australia illustrated, Volume 2, Sydney (N.S.W.): Aldine Publishing Company, 1890, pp. 637-638

'Dungey's paper for the masses' [Advertisement], Port Pirie standard, 30 April 1891, p. 3

'Dunjey,' [sic] Port Pirie standard, 16 December 1897, p. 3

'Farewell to Mr Andrew Dungey,' Port Pirie advocate, 9 December 1897, p. 3



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