The Western Star (Queensland)

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This is the front page of the Western Star and Roma Advertiser, a Queensland newspaper.

The Western Star and Roma Advertiser, later published as the Western Star, is one of the longest continuously published newspapers[1] in outback Queensland. It was published in Roma from 27 March 1875 to 1948,[2] before continuing as the Western Star from 1948 to the present day.

History[edit]

The Western Star and Roma Advertiser was published by Francis Kidner[3] as a weekly newspaper from 1875 to 28 September 1878; a bi-weekly from 1 October 1878 to 1939, and as a weekly from 1940 to 1948. As the Western Star, it was published as a weekly from 1948 to 22 April 1949, before becoming bi-weekly once more.

From 11 January 1952, the Western Star declared itself to be 'the largest bi-weekly in Queensland'.[4][5]

Digitisation[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirkpatrick, Rod (1984), Sworn to no master : a history of the provincial press in Queensland to 1930, Darling Downs Institute Press, ISBN 978-0-909306-60-1 
  2. ^ "The western star and Roma advertiser". Catalogue. Trove. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "The western star and Roma advertiser". Catalogue. Trove. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "[No heading].". Western Star (Roma) (Toowoomba, Qld. : 1948 - 1954). Roma) (Toowoomba, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 11 January 1952. p. 1. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Kirkpatrick, Rod (1984), Sworn to no master : a history of the provincial press in Queensland to 1930, Darling Downs Institute Press, ISBN 978-0-909306-60-1 
  6. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 

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