Sydney Sportsman

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John Norton, newspaper owner

The Sydney Sportsman was a horse racing and sporting newspaper published in Sydney, Australia from 1900 to 1960. It continues to be published as The Sportsman.

History[edit]

The Sydney Sportsman was first published on 3 October 1900 by John Norton. Norton was a controversial publisher who also published the Truth newspaper.[1] He called on the writers of the Sydney Sportsman to "give it" to whoever deserved it, regardless of libel laws.[2] The Australian poet Banjo Paterson was editor of the paper from 1921 to 1930.[3] The paper was sold to John Fairfax and Sons in 1958.[4]

The paper became The Sportsman in 1960 and is still in publication. It is now devoted to all forms of racing.[5] It is currently published by Nationwide News Pty Ltd.[6]

Access[edit]

The Sydney Sportsman can be viewed at the State Library of New South Wales[7] and the National Library of Australia.[8]

Digitisation[edit]

The paper has been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program project of the National Library of Australia.[9][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cannon, Michael. "Norton, John (1858–1916)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Port Pirie Recorder 3 November 1900". Trove digitized newspapers. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  3. ^ "A B Banjo Paterson". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Ezra Norton". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  5. ^ "The Sportsman". catalogue. State Library of NSW. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  6. ^ "The Sportsman". Nationwide News. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Sydney Sportsman". catalogue. State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Sydney Sportsman". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Newspaper and magazine titles". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 5 June 2013.

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