Date of Award

1993

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts Honours

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

First Advisor

Dr Ed Jaggard

Abstract

The Sunday Times was born of regional and mining dissent and survived a precarious infancy in conservative Perth. Established in December,I897, under the banner of "A Journal for the People," (later "A Paper for the People") it announced both its political and journalistic stance: as an opposition newspaper. Unlike its nineteenth century antiestablishment predecessors, the Sunday Times endured because of the significant and permanent demographic changes in Western Australia commencing in the 1890's and the consequent shifts in the origin and distribution of wealth. The paper later published metropolitan and goldfields editions and its circulation also extended to other parts of the State...

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