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Lot #249 - THE WEEKLY TIMES NEWSPAPER 1863 "The Weekly Times" No.1 Vol.1 (March 1863) to No.42 Vol.1 (December 1863), complete in a bound volume

  • Auction House:
    Leski Auctions
  • Sale Name:
    Australian & Colonial
  • Sale Date:
    02 Dec 2018 ~ 12noon (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
    249
  • Lot Description:
    THE WEEKLY TIMES NEWSPAPER 1863 "The Weekly Times" No.1 Vol.1 (March 1863) to No.42 Vol.1 (December 1863), complete in a bound volume
    A combination of commercial, legal, sporting and social news, prices, shipping information, advertisements and stories, "Published by Charles Boyce, Sole Proprietor at the Weekly Times Printing Office, 51 Murray Street, Hobart Town." These 42 editions are the complete output of The Weekly Times. It was briefly resurrected in 1868-69. Is the publisher the same Charles Boyce described as follows, in the Australian Dictionary of Biography?
  • Notes:
    Charles Boyce (1835-1917) and Thomas Burnham Boyce (1844-1909), newspaper proprietors, were born in London. They emigrated to Victoria in 1849 with their parents, but by the 1860s had settled on the north coast of New South Wales. In May 1864 Charles, helped by Thomas, began [what was thought to be] his first newspaper, the Macleay Herald, published twice a week at East Kempsey and the first on the Macleay River. Circulation was limited and frequent floods damaged the plant; by 1867 Thomas was sole proprietor. Charles moved to Taree, where in January 1869 he started the Manning (River) Times, which almost a century later still flourished over the Boyce name.
  • Estimate:
    A$1,000 - 1,500
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Books & Manuscripts

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