The Telegraph was an evening newspaper published in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was first published on 1 October 1872 and its final edition appeared on 5 February 1988. In its day it was recognised as one of the best news pictorial newspapers in the country. Its Pink Sports edition (printed distinctively on pink newsprint and sold on Brisbane streets from about 6pm on Saturdays) was a particularly excellent production produced under tight deadlines. It included results and pictures of Brisbane's Saturday afternoon sports including the results of the last horse race of the day.
In 1871 a group of local businessmen, Robert Armour, John Killeen Handy (M.L.A for Brisbane), John Warde, John Burns, J.D. Heale & J.K. Buchanan formed the Telegraph Newspaper Co. Ltd. The Editor was Theophilus Parsons Pugh, a former editor of the Brisbane Courier and founder of Pugh's Almanac. The first edition of the newspaper had just four pages and a print run of only 200 copies. In 1963 it moved from its 93 Queen Street premises to its final home in 41 Campbell Street, Bowen Hills (Queensland Newspapers).
- James Cowlishaw, managing director in 1878.
- Charles Wilmott, Assistant Messenger Overseer in the Brisbane Telegraph Office.
- Nat Gould.
- Frederick William Ward, editor (1916 – December 1920)
- Alfred Cecil Chave, journalist, 1930
- Lionel Ker Strutton Hogg
- Thomas William Heney (1920 to 1923)
- Pendil Arthur Rayner (1928 as a cadet (cub) reporter – 1943)
- Sallyanne Atkinson, journalist (1960 to 1962)
- Edgar George Holt
- Ken Blanch, reporter.
- Mark Hinchliffe joined as the sports sub-editor in 1981.
- Peter Charlton, later the Courier-Mail 's national affairs editor, was the business editor of The Courier-Mail and Brisbane Telegraph.
- Lincoln Howes, now part of the 60 Minutes team, started his career at Brisbane's Telegraph.
- Mitchell Murphy, now with Brisbane Times, was reporter and columnist covering elite level sport for both the Brisbane Telegraph and Daily Sun.
- Barton Green
- Harry Jefferies, Sports Editor
- Patrick Hamilton Walkley Award winning photojournalist
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