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David Syme: man of 'The Age'

Author: Elizabeth Morrison
Price: $39.95
Publisher: Monash University Publishing in association with State Library Victoria
Available to read in the Library

Under the management of talented Scotsman David Syme, Melbourne’s Age newspaper dominated the Australian press from the 1870s. His influence on the newspaper world was legendary, continuing long after his death in 1908.

Drawing on family and business records from the Library’s  Australian Manuscripts Collection, as well as newly digitised 19th-century newspaper archives, this biography explores Syme’s many roles.