WHEN the "Sydney Morning Herald"—or the "Sydney Herald" as it was originally named—first made its appearance on Monday, April l8, 1831, as a small four-page weekly, the colony of New South Wales was practically Australia. Tasmania—or Van Diemen's Land, as it was termed— ... [ILLUSTRATED]Article : 2,436 words
FROM that day in 1856, when the "Herald" moved into its new home in Hunter-street, its history was one of rapid, constant growth. The foundations of its career had been well and truly laid; the paper had passed from a precarious infancy into a vigorous youth; and its future existence, under the ...Article : 2,256 words
JOHN FAIRFAX was born on the 25th October, 1804, in Warwick, the chief town of the county in which his forbears had resided for at least three centuries. He ... [ILLUSTRATED]Article : 1,459 words
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