Australia Victoria Melbourne
The New Home of The Herald & Allied Publications 1928 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Plaque issued to commemorate the opening of a new building in Melbourne to house the Herald and Allied Publications. At that time the company published the Herald, The Sun News- Pictorial, The Weekly Times, Sporting Globe, Table Talk, The Listener-In, The Home Beautiful, The Weekly Times Annual and Table Talk Annual. It had been established in in 1840 by George Cavanagh, who published the Port Phillip Herald. The newspaper group gradually expanded, and in 1902 the Herald & Weekly Times incorporated as public company with authorized capital of £250,000. In 1921 Keith Murdoch became Editor-in-Chief of the Herald, which then became the highest circulation paper in Australasia. The following year Hugh Dennison's Sun Newspaper Company (established in 1910) launched the Melbourne Sun News-Pictorial. The Herald & Weekly Times was an aggressive company, however, and in 1925 it bought and then closed down the Melbourne Evening Sun, a competitor to Herald, as well as the Sun Newspaper Co. The Sun News-Pictorial then became the highest-circulating Australian daily newspaper.
Corner view of new building with sign HERALD SUN on top; below on ribbon, THE NEW HOME OF / THE HERALD AND ALLIED PUBLICATIONS; at left end of ribbon 1840; at right end, 1928
WITH THE / COMPLIMENTS OF / THE PUBLISHERS OF / THE HERALD, THE SUN NEWS- PICTORIAL, THE WEEKLY TIMES, SPORTING GLOBE, TABLE TALK, THE LISTNER-IN, THE HOME BEAUTIFUL, THE WEEKLY TIMES ANNUAL, AND / TABLE TALK ANNUAL / MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
HOME BEAUTIFUL, THE WEEKLY TIMES ANNUAL, AND / TABLE TALK ANNUAL / MELBOU (edge) Corner view of new building with sign HERALD SUN on top; below on ribbon, THE NEW HOME OF / THE HERALD AND ALLIED PUBLICATIONS; at left end of ribbon 1840; at right end, 1928 (obverse) WITH THE / COMPLIMENTS OF / THE PUBLISHERS OF / THE HERALD, THE SUN NEWS- PICTORIAL, THE WEEKLY TIMES, SPORTING GLOBE, TABLE TALK, THE LISTENER-IN, THE(reverse)
Type of item
85 mm (Width), 55 mm (Height)
too heavy for scales, > 100 g.
Exhibition Collection Management
87 mm (Width), 56 mm (Height)
Not in Carlisle