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Author Kirkpatrick, Rod, 1943- author

Title Country conscience : a history of the New South Wales provincial press, 1841-1995 / by Rod Kirkpatrick
Published Canberra City, A.C.T. : Infinite Harvest Publishing, 2000
©2000

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Description xviii, 478 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 31 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: CHRONOLOGICAL -- 1 You cannot serve two masters: Strode and his Gazettes -- 2 Slow forties and fast fifties -- 3 Vitality tested and tried -- 4 Rushes and riots: the 1860s -- 5 Great race for glory: the 1870s -- 6 Leverage, celebrity and service: the 1880s -- 7 Cutting off the community's bloodstream: the 1890s -- THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: ECONOMICS -- 8 Between the creek and the small debts court -- 9 Martyrs versus parasites -- ROLE, POLITICS AND LIBEL -- 10 Line upon line -- 11 Great generative force: press and politics -- 12 'Penny gag': postal charges for papers -- 13 Setting out to unite the colonies -- 14 Attacking the blight of narrowness -- 15 Libels and long purses -- THE TWENTIETH CENTURY -- 16 Breathing life into dry bones: the NSW Country Press Association -- 17 It takes two to make an argument: amalgamation -- 18 When a daily chronicle is imperative -- PROPRIETORS AND EDITORS -- 19 A queer game: the editors (19th century) -- 20 Transfer of power: the editors (20th century) -- 21 Why dynasties disintegrate -- 22 Conglomeration of generations: the Vincents -- 23 Never believe what a traveller tells you: the Westons -- 24 A weakness for starting papers: the Bradleys and the Woods -- CHAIN OWNERSHIP -- 25 Coming of the corporations -- 26 Breaking the mould: Armati, Newton and Lord -- 27 Little acorn becomes Rural Press Ltd -- 28 Miners' voice and murder special: Newcastle and Wollongong -- GATHERING AND PRODUCING THE NEWS -- 29 The shipping news - and it's grim: the news (19th century) -- 30 Eyeball-to-eyeball reporting: the news (20th century) -- 31 Meltdown: the technology of newspaper production -- 32 New site for a new millennium: 1930-1995 -- 33 End note
Summary This lively and thought-provoking study in social, economic, cultural and technological history covers the NSW provincial presses from the days when printing presses travelled between goldfields in ox-carts to the corporate empires of today. Examines challenges, past and present, and dynastic success and failure
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 410-418
Subject Australian newspapers -- History.
Australian newspapers -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History.
Rural journalism -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History -- 19th century.
Rural journalism -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History -- 20th century.
Rural journalism -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History.
Newspaper publishing -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History.
Press -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History -- 19th century.
Press -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History -- 20th century.
Press -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Press -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History.
LC no. 2001535885
ISBN 0646402706