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Fiji Times, & Bulawayo Sketch Newspaper Index. Royal Society Collection

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., (2011) Fiji Times, & Bulawayo Sketch Newspaper Index. Royal Society Collection. Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Two issues of the "The Fiji Times" dated 6 & 10 January, 1877. The Fiji Times was the main regional newspaper of Samoa, first published on 4th September 1869 by George Lyttleton Griffiths in Levuka and from 1887 onward in Suva Also "The Bulawayo Sketch" Vol. 1 no. 1 Saturday, 21 July 1894. Price sixpence, Quarterly sub 5 shillings. Mock? cyclostyled paper on a fold of ruled account paper (double sided spread) Contains - humourous sketches and advertisements. Note ms. at top "byrne (6 )" also small piece of printed white paper stuck to top T.M. 9353 - note title appear to be (spelling) Buluwayo Sketch. One of the prime newspapers, the Bulawayo Sketch was full of dark humor about both the course of the war and the actions its citizens. The Sketch was created by Alexander Davis and Joseph Boam on July 21, 1894 and ceased production on July 24, 1897 and has the distinction of being the first newspaper in the Rhodesia to be regularly illustrated. An uncommon piece of early Rhodesiana ephemera. The Cyclostyle duplicating process is a form of stencil copying invented by David Gestetner in London in 1890. A stencil is cut with the help of small toothed wheels on a special paper underlaid with carbon paper which serves as a printing form. Gestetner named the Cyclostyle after a drawing tool he used. RS. 171

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, Royal Society of Tasmania, science, natural science, social history, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, Van Diemen's Land, newspapers
Publisher: Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Royal Society Collection
Additional Information: Royal Society Collection RS 171
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2011 06:19
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 05:20
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