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4 corrections, most recently by Bjenks - Show corrections

The Argus SO NOW IT'S GOODBYE . . .

WE WERE 111 years old.

We were born when there were only 38,334 people in the Port Phillip area.  

WE DIED WHEN

THERE WERE   2,605,088 PEOPLE   IN THE STATE.  

   

Our reporters were at the Gold Rush. They told of the coming of steam, of the motor car, electricity and the aeroplane.

Our special cor- respondents covered half a dozen wars.

But our most   exciting and won- derful years were  

our last.

We waged cam- paigns. We told the truth. We got things

done.

There wasn't a better or more

spirited journalistic and technical team in the whole of Aus- tralia.

[World newspaper history was made here in mid-1952 when from our plant came news pictures in high speed FULL

COLOR].

ARGUS STAFF WRITERS AND

CONTRIBUTORS    

WERE ALWAYS   GIVEN FREEDOM   OF EXPRESSION.  

They fought hard, they had their say — and be- lieved implicitly in the things they

said.  

They feel the loss of their paper as   they would the loss  

of their warmest friend.

They feel a dis-   appointment that   reaches grievous         depths in the soul.  

Yet they have   produced today The Argus as our 170,000 friends   have come to know   it — a newspaper   of spirit, cheerful-   ness and courage.  

They have fought  

to keep the tears

out of the columns that lie behind this last front page.

You will find the news covered, the pic- tures in place, the col- umnists and "charac- ters" like Felix and Mr. Argus and Dennis smil- ing out at you, just as though nothing much were happening.

It is the gesture of craftsmen joining with

the management, heads high, in a special leave- taking, wanting you to remember us as you've

known us.

All that is left for us is to say thanks to our faithful friends — the readers who stuck to us through the tough times and the good days.

SO THANK YOU, NOW, AND GOODBYE

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