Front page of The Western Star and Roma Advertiser, 23 October 1875

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

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]

The Western Star newspaper office

Digitisation

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

See also

References

  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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