Item 6 - The Mercury - 11th November 1918.

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The Mercury - 11th November 1918.


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1 newspaper

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(1854 -)

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The Mercury began in 1853 when John Davies, a former convict, bought a Hobart newspaper, the Guardian, and the following year renamed it the Hobarton Mercury. It first appeared as a tri-weekly, and the Mercury has provided news for Hobartians ever since, with numerous changes: it took over five other newspapers; became a daily (1858); published subsidiaries, notably the Illustrated Tasmanian Mail (1877 - 1935), the Saturday Evening Mercury (1954 - 84) and the Sunday Tasmanian from 1984

Davies Brothers was taken over by News Limited in 1985, bringing to an end the newspaper business run by the Davies family since 1854. The Mercury will relocate from its original site in Macquarie Street, in August 2012. Its present art deco building dating from 1940 will be sold.

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One newspaper, The Mercury, published by Charles Ellis Davies, Macquarie St., Hobart . This edition : Extraordinary edition - Armistice signed by the Germans. Dated 11th November 1918.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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HE Jan 2018




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