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History & Culture

On this day in history: Melbourne Argus first edition

ON 2 JUNE 1864, the first edition of The Melbourne Argus was published. This iconic daily newspaper continued to circulate for 111 years until its sudden closure on 11 January 1957, which left 1000 people jobless. The Argus, as the paper was renamed in 1848, was founded by William Kerr who also served as Melbourne’s town clerk from… View Article