Collection 1959 - The Riverine Grazier, Hay

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RW 1959


The Riverine Grazier, Hay


  • 1873-1940 (Creation)

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65 volumes

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(29 October 1873 -)

Biographical history

The first issue of the The Riverine Grazier was on October 29, 1873. The paper was published every Wednesday and could be subscribed to for £1 per year. It contained agricultural information, news and advertisements for goods and services in the area.

Its founder was John Andrew, and was purchased in 1888 by James Ashton M.L.C. (previously a compositor with the Hay Standard then a clerk with Cramsie, Bowden and Co.) and John Johnston O.B.E. (ca.1864 – 29 October 1939) who was previously an accountant with Cobb and Co. then branch manager for the Equitable Assurance Company, of New Zealand.

In 1902 it moved to new premises opposite Tattersall's Hotel, Hay, and shortly afterwards purchased and incorporated the Riverina Times (previously the Hay Standard).

The Grazier has found homes in Lachlan and Bank Streets, before moving to Moore Street in 1981. In 2000 The paper returned to Lachlan Street, to it's present position, almost opposite it's former location.

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Bound volumes of the "The Riverine Grazier" newspaper (1873-1940).


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OPEN to public access.

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