Geraldton Guardian

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Geraldton Guardian
GeraldtonGuardianLogo.PNG
The original logo of the Geraldton Guardian
Founder(s) Edward Constantine, Frederick Gardner
Editor H Allerton Cowper, R M Cochrane
Founded 1906
City Geraldton
Country Australia
ISSN 1443-3346
Website https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/regional/gascoyne/

The Geraldton Guardian was established at Geraldton, Western Australia on 1 October 1906 to serve the Victoria and Murchison Districts. It was launched on principles of liberal democracy, state rights, nationalism and British preference.[1]

History[edit]

Founding[edit]

The Geraldton Guardian was established by the proprietors, Constantine and Gardner, at the "Guardian Buildings", Marine Terrace, Geraldton, Western Australia. [2] Edward Constantine, the senior partner of Constantine and Gardner was born in Cornwall, England but emigrated to South Australia with his parents at the age of three. [3]

Initially the Geraldton Guardian was published biweekly on Tuesday and Friday. It consisted of eight demy-folio pages printed on a demy Wharfedale machine. [3] Starting on the 15th of October 1907, publication changed to tri-weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.[4] It was now bring printed on a super double royal Wharfedale powered by a 5 horsepower engine.

Merged 1929[edit]

On 1 January 1929 the Guardian amalgamated with the other Geraldton newspaper, the Geraldton Express (established in 1878), and was published as the Geraldton Guardian and Express, an evening daily.[5][6]

Relaunched 1948[edit]

On 1 January 1948 it changed its name back to the Geraldton Guardian.[7]

Availability[edit]

Issues of The Geraldton Guardian (1906 - 1928) and (1948 - 1950) plus The Geraldton Guardian and Express (1929 - 1947) have been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program[8] (ANDP), a project of the National Library of Australia in cooperation with the State Library of Western Australia.

Hard copy and microfilm copies of the The Geraldton Guardian,[2] The Geraldton Guardian and Express[9] and The Geraldton Guardian[10] are also available at the State Library of Western Australia.

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introductory". Geraldton Guardian. 2 October 1906. p. 4. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b ""The Geraldton guardian"". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Battye, James Sykes (1985). Cyclopedia of Western Australia (Facsimile ed.). State Library of Western Australia: Hesperian Press. p. 986. ISBN 0859050726. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Catalogue". State Library of Western Australia. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Geraldton Newspaper Merger". Geraldton Guardian. 8 December 1928. p. 1. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ourselves". Geraldton Guardian and Express. 3 January 1929. p. 1. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "The Geraldton Guardian with which is incorporated the "Geraldton Express"". Geraldton Guardian. 3 January 1948. p. 1. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Australian Newspaper Digitisaton Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  9. ^ ""Geraldton guardian and express"". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "'The Geraldton guardian"". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 

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