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The South Eastern Times is a newspaper established in Millicent, South Australia and continues to this day, advertised on its masthead as covering the area which includes Millicent, Robe, Beachport, Tantanoola, Kalangadoo and Southend.

History

A weekly paper named the Millicent Times was founded in July 1891 by Roland Campbell and was taken over in 1894 by his brother Donald Campbell. The Campbells severed connection with the paper in 1901; Donald became M.P. for Victoria and Albert in 1906.

The Millicent Times was taken over by a consortium of businessmen led by Henrich Wilhelm Altschwager, and given its present title, though the old name persisted, at least colloquially. The first managing editor was J. C. Harper, of Woodend, Victoria. He left for Broken Hill in 1907 to manage the Barrier Truth. It became, like its competitor The Border Watch, a twice weekly publication.

Reuben Cranstoun Mowbray, who had recently arrived from Gippsland, Victoria to take a position as reporter, became editor. He became the major shareholder then in 1921 sole owner. In 1952 Mowbray left, selling the business to the newspaper's staff.

References

South Eastern Times Wikipedia


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