The Chronicle (South Australia)

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The Chronicle was a South Australian weekly newspaper which went under a series of titles: The South Australian Weekly Chronicle (July 1858 – December 1867), The South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail (4 January 1868 – 9 April 1881), South Australian Weekly Chronicle (16 April 1881 – 29 June 1889), The South Australian Chronicle (16 March 1889 – 28 September 1895) and The Chronicle (5 October 1895 – 26 September 1975). It was throughout published by the publishers of The Advertiser, its content consisting largely of reprints of articles and Births, Marriages and Deaths columns from the parent newspaper. Its target demographic was country areas where mail delivery was infrequent, and businesses which serviced those areas.

South Australian Weekly Chronicle[edit]

When The South Australian Advertiser was first published, on 12 July 1858, the editor and managing director John H. Barrow announced the South Australian Weekly Chronicle as a weekly, published on Saturdays.[1]

South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail[edit]

In 1868, with the installation of a new steam press, the size of The Chronicle doubled to four sheets, or sixteen pages and changed its banner to The South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail. The editor at this time was William Hay, and its offices were on Grenfell Street.[2]

South Australian Weekly Chronicle[edit]

In 1881 its banner was changed to The South Australian Weekly Chronicle, with which is incorporated the Weekly Mail. At this time it was 24 pages and the proprietors were Thomas King, Frederic Britten Burden and John Langdon Bonython, and was published at their offices, corner of King William and Currie Street, Adelaide.[3]

South Australian Chronicle[edit]

In 1889 its banner was changed to The South Australian Chronicle, with which is incorporated the Weekly Mail. At this time it was 24 pages and the proprietors were Frederic Britten Burden and John Langdon Bonython, and was published in the offices of the South Australian Advertiser, Chronicle and Express, corner of King William and Currie Street, Adelaide.[4]

The Chronicle[edit]

On 5 October 1895 its banner was changed to The Chronicle, with which is incorporated the Weekly Mail. At this time it was 48 pages and the proprietor was John Langdon Bonython, trading as J. L. Bonython, and was published in the offices of the South Australian Advertiser, The South Australian Chronicle and Express, corner of King William and Currie Street, Adelaide.[5]

The last edition was 26 September 1975.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Classified Advertising". The South Australian Advertiser. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 12 July 1858. p. 1. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Advertising.". South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 4 January 1868. p. 1. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "[No heading].". South Australian Weekly Chronicle. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 16 April 1881. p. 24. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Advertising.". South Australian Chronicle. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 16 March 1889. p. 24. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Advertising.". The Chronicle. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 12 October 1895. p. 1. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Based on editions held in the State Library of South Australia: http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:80/record=b1057171~S7, likely the most authoritative collection. Accessed 20 January 2016.