MR. A. E. SOUTH DEAD
Former Newspaper Proprietor in Pirie
PROMINENT CITIZEN IN
MR. Alfred Edward South, for-
merly a well-known resi
dent of Port Pirie, died at his home in Darkan, Western Aus tralia, on New Year's Day at the age of 72 years.
Mr. South will be well remembered by older citizens as proprietor of the "Port Pirie Advocate" in the earlier history of the town, and later pro- prietor of "Port Pirie Recorder" until the paper changed hands toward the
end of. the war.
Coming to Pirie at the compara- tively early age of 23, Mr. South took over the old weekly "Port Pirie Gazette,' in 1884, from Messrs. An thony and O'Brien. He and his brother, the late Mr. Walter South, conducted the paper under the changed-name of the "Port Pirie Advocate" until his brother severed his connection with the business.
Mr. South continued, as sole pro- rietor of the paper until 1898. when he entered into partnership with Mr C. Meyrick, of Port Pirie. and the name of the paper was again changed
to the "Port Pirie Recorder," with
which was incorporated the "Port Pirie Standard," a weekly controlled by .Mr. Meyrick. With the amal- gamation off the two papers, the "Port Pirie Recorder" became a bi-weekiy, and was conducted under the partnership of Meyrick and South for about five years, when Mr. Meyrick withdrew from the business.
Became a Daily
Mr. South then carried on the paper in his own name, and. early in the war years the journal became a daily under his control.
Toward the end of the war Mr. South sold the paper to News Limited, and the name was changed to "The
Mr. South gave up newspaper work and became interested in dairying near Strathalbyn. Later he went to Adelaide to live. He was keenly interested in the breeding of greyhound dogs, and spent much of his time with these animals. Sub- sequently Mr. South went to West-
He has left ai widow and a family of 12 - nine sons and three daughters.