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Crime news in colonial New South Wales

Sturma, M. (1984) Crime news in colonial New South Wales. Media Information Australia (32). pp. 7-13.


An account of newspaper crime reportage in the nineteenth century is presented by examining crime news in the colonial community of mid-nineteenth century New South Wales. The two aspects of crime reportage which serve to underline both the universality and uniqueness of the colonial press, and selectivity and the political importance attached to crime, are focused on.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
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