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Medal - New Home of The Herald & Allied Publications, Herald Sun, Victoria, Australia, 1928 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33124

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
The New Home of The Herald & Allied Publications 1928 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Plaque issued to commemorate the opening of a new building in Melbourne to house the Herald and Allied Publications. At that time the company published the Herald, The Sun News- Pictorial, The Weekly Times, Sporting Globe, Table Talk, The Listener-In, The Home Beautiful, The Weekly Times Annual and Table Talk Annual. It had been established in in 1840 by George Cavanagh, who published the Port Phillip Herald. The newspaper group gradually expanded, and in 1902 the Herald & Weekly Times incorporated as public company with authorized capital of £250,000. In 1921 Keith Murdoch became Editor-in-Chief of the Herald, which then became the highest circulation paper in Australasia. The following year Hugh Dennison's Sun Newspaper Company (established in 1910) launched the Melbourne Sun News-Pictorial. The Herald & Weekly Times was an aggressive company, however, and in 1925 it bought and then closed down the Melbourne Evening Sun, a competitor to Herald, as well as the Sun Newspaper Co. The Sun News-Pictorial then became the highest-circulating Australian daily newspaper.
Acquisition Information:
Donation
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 55 mm (Height), 85 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: too heavy for scales, > 100 g.

More information

Tagged with: buildings, newspapers, value required, value melbourne medal
Themes this item is part of: Herald & Weekly Times Newspapers, Melbourne, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: architecture & planning
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1928 AD
Obverse Description: Corner view of new building with sign HERALD SUN on top; below on ribbon, THE NEW HOME OF / THE HERALD AND ALLIED PUBLICATIONS; at left end of ribbon 1840; at right end, 1928
Reverse Description: WITH THE / COMPLIMENTS OF / THE PUBLISHERS OF / THE HERALD, THE SUN NEWS- PICTORIAL, THE WEEKLY TIMES, SPORTING GLOBE, TABLE TALK, THE LISTNER-IN, THE HOME BEAUTIFUL, THE WEEKLY TIMES ANNUAL, AND / TABLE TALK ANNUAL / MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: HOME BEAUTIFUL, THE WEEKLY TIMES ANNUAL, AND / TABLE TALK ANNUAL / MELBOU (edge)
Corner view of new building with sign HERALD SUN on top; below on ribbon, THE NEW HOME OF / THE HERALD AND ALLIED PUBLICATIONS; at left end of ribbon 1840; at right end, 1928 (obverse)
WITH THE / COMPLIMENTS OF / THE PUBLISHERS OF / THE HERALD, THE SUN NEWS- PICTORIAL, THE WEEKLY TIMES, SPORTING GLOBE, TABLE TALK, THE LISTENER-IN, THE(reverse)
Shape: Rectangle
Material: Silvered Bronze
Issued By: Herald-Sun, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Commissioned By: Herald and Allied Publications, Australia
References: Not in Carlisle

Comments

dilys yap Posted on 30 May 2010 5:44 PM
would like the history of the Editor of the "Port Phillip Herald" in the 1840's please
Discovery Centre Posted on 31 May 2010 3:41 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Dilys. The early editors of the Herald can be found on this website. A general history of the Herald can be read by clicking the link at top right under 'Themes' and the history of Melbourne's newspapers can be found at the Encyclopedia of Melbourne

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