The Land (newspaper)

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The Land
Type Weekly newspaper
Owner(s) Fairfax Media
Founder(s) NSW Farmers and Settlers Association
Editor Andrew Norris
Language English
Headquarters North Richmond, N.S.W.
ISSN 0023-7523

The Land is an English language newspaper published in Sydney and later in North Richmond, New South Wales by Rural Press, a part of the Fairfax Media group. The newspaper commenced publication in 1911.


The front page of The Land on 27 January 1911.

The Land first appeared in 1911 as a two penny broadsheet. It was originally published by the United Farmers and Woolgrowers' Association of New South Wales[1] and later Rural Press, which merged with Fairfax Media.[2]

In 1930 Harry J. Stephens took up the post of editor; from 1906 to 1920 he had been the driving force behind the paper's chief opposition, The Farmer and Settler.[3]


The paper has been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program project of the National Library of Australia.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Harman, G. S.; Smith, R. F. I.; Smith, R. S. I. (1 January 1967). ""To Speak with One Voice": Australian Farm Organizations and the Quest for Unity". The Australian Quarterly. 39 (4): 66. doi:10.2307/20634165. 
  2. ^ Huxley, John (22 January 2011). "Rural life's champion notches up its ton". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Personal". Murray Pioneer and Australian River Record. Renmark, SA: National Library of Australia. 12 December 1930. p. 12. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Trove". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 

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