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Herald & Weekly Times Newspapers, Melbourne, Victoria
Image: Medal - New Home of The Herald and Allied Publications,1928 AD
Source: Museum Victoria
In 1840 George Cavanagh first published the Port Philip Herald. It became the Port Philip Morning Herald in 1849. In 1855 it became the Melbourne Herald and then The Herald. In 1869 The Herald became an evening paper, the same year that the Herald's owners first published The Weekly Times. In 1871 the papers were acquired by partnership headed by Samuel Winter (editor) and John Halfey. 1880 daily circulation reached 30,000, and twelve years later the Herald group bought the Melbourne Daily Telegraph and The Weekly Times.
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.
In 1928 the company opened a new building in Melbourne, which it celebrated with the issue of a medal (NU 33124). At that time the Herald and Allied Publications published 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.
In 1929 the business expanded into Melbourne radio, buying radio station 3DB. The business expanded with interstate newspapers, and in 1956 it launched HSV-7 commercial television station. The following year it gained control of the Melbourne Argus, including a stake in GTV-9, which it quickly sold. In 1960 its purchases included the Melbourne and Brisbane Truth. Rupert Murdoch, Keith Murdoch's son, launched the Australian in 1964 and began to buy extensive international publishing businesses in the later 1960s.
In 1986 the company closed the Melbourne Saturday Weekend Herald; the following year Rupert Murdoch gained control of Herald & Weekly Times Ltd for $1.8 billionn.
The Herald Sun was established in 1990 as an amalgam of the afternoon daily, The Herald, and the morning daily, The Sun News-Pictorial.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sectionindex2/0,5443,dhsaboutus%255ETEXT%255Eheraldsun,00.html, accessed 19/1/2004.
Ketupa.net media profiles http://www.ketupa.net/hwt2.htm, accessed 19/1/2004.
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This book was written by Janette Fletcher, who was the sales manager for the Swiss sewing machine company Elna, and published by The Herald and Weekly Times in 1972. Covering all practi ...Images: 0
Program for a 'Football Get-Together Night' held at the Melbourne Town Hall on 29 August 1938. The event was organised by the Herald & Weekly Times newspaper with proceeds going to the ...Images: 9
IBM Model 1130 computer entry for typesetting system, used at Herald and Weekly Times from 1968 onwards, complete with magnetic disc memory system, keyboard/printer/control panel on des ...Images: 31
Hand-written letter on Australian Imperial Force letterhead paper to six-year-old Ethel Kemp from her father Private Albert Edward Kemp. Albert Kemp was serving on the Western Front dur ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 6
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This is a newspaper cutting featuring five images from the Centenary Floral Parade. It was cut from an evening issue of the Herald newspaper, published on 26 October 1934.From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 0
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 M ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Alternative Name(s): Cookery Book, Cook Book 96-page recipe booklet designed for using alternatives/substitutes during World War II when many things, especially meat, butter etc. were ...From: Caulfield, Australia Images: 1