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The 'Record' : a paper for the Burra and north-east : front page
Title : The 'Record' : a paper for the Burra and north-east : front page The 'Record' : a paper for the Burra and north-east : front page
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Source : Record : a paper for the Burra and north-east, 5 July 1878, p.1
Date of creation : 1878
Additional Creator : Holder, Frederick, Sir, 1850-1909
Format : Newspaper
Dimensions : 555 x 430 mm
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Front page from newspaper founded by Sir Frederick Holder

Frederick Holder was a teacher like his father, teaching first at Prince Alfred College, then at Freeling and finally at Kooringa (Burra). In 1878 when he was not selected as the teacher at the new Burra Model School, Holder purchased a store at Burra, selling books, wallpapers and homeopathic medicines. He also became Town Clerk. In June 1878, he purchased the Burra newspaper from Henry Pether.

Initially named the Record, from October 1878 the newspaper was renamed the Burra record. Holder was elected to South Australian Parliament in 1887 but was still running the newspaper in 1891, a year before he became premier. In that year the newspaper was taken over by WJ Davey.

The Burra record ran until March 1977 when, along with the Orroroo enterprise, it was taken over by the Port Pirie recorder to become the Review-times-record. At the time of its demise, the Burra record was run by Messrs RE and AJ Angel.

Related names :

Angel, AJ

Angel RE

Davey, WJ

Holder, Frederick, Sir, 1850-1909

Pether, Henry

Burra Model School

Orroroo enterprise (Orroroo, S. Aust.)

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

Prince Alfred College (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Review-times-record (Port Pirie, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1878
Place : Burra (S. Aust.)
Further reading :

'Frederick William Holder', Pictorial Australian, February 1891, p. 18

Harry, Ralph 'Holder, Sir Frederick William (1850-1909).' Australian Dictionary of Biography, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1983, pp. 333-335

Marquis, Len. South Australian newspaper histories, from notes by Len Marquis, Adelaide, S. Aust.: State Library of South Australia, South Australian Published Collections, 1995

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