Saturday, January 31, 2009

Founding of The Bulletin

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1880 Australia: The first issue of The Bulletin was published. The magazine was founded by two journalists, JF Archibald (pictured) and John Haynes. The Bulletin 's literary editor, AG Stephens, had a great deal of influence on the 'Bulletin school' ('Bully' writer Henry Lawson, one of Stephens's 'finds', thought him an insufferable snob). A very influential editor was WH Traill.

Among the many well-known contributors were the writers Banjo Paterson, George Black, Edwin Brady, Bernard O'Dowd, Joseph Furphy (Tom Collins), Miles Franklin, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Mary Gilmore, George Gordon McCrae, Roderic Quinn and Vance and Nettie Palmer, the cartoonists Livingston Hopkins ('Hop), William Macleod and David Low, and the artist and novelist Norman Lindsay. The magazine operated in Reiby Lane, off Pitt Street, Sydney.

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