The Evening News (Sydney)

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The Evening News, 6 November 1869

The Evening News was the first evening newspaper published in Sydney, Australia.[1] It was published from 29 July 1867 to 21 March 1931.[2] The Sunday edition was published as the Sunday News.

History[edit]

The Evening News was founded in 1867 by Samuel Bennett[2] and was regarded as a "less serious read" than other Sydney newspapers.[3] In 1875 labour difficulties forced Bennett to merge The Evening News with another of his papers, The Empire.[4] The Evening News continued to be published until 1931 at which point it was closed by Associated Newspapers, who had acquired most Sydney newspaper titles by that time.[3] A Sunday morning edition was published as Sunday News from 1919-1930.[3]

Digitisation[edit]

The paper has been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program project of the National Library of Australia.[5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bryce, Merilyn. "Bennett, Samuel (1815–1878)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "The Evening News". State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Isaacs, Victor (2003). Two hundred years of Sydney newspapers : a short history (PDF). North Richmond: Rural Press. p. 10. 
  4. ^ Bryce, Merilyn. "Bennett, Samuel (1815–1878)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Newspaper and magazine titles". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

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