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Importance of Athe Alexandra Times, and The Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express

The papers were newspapers based in Alexandra.

The Alexandra Times was established in town in 1868. The paper came from Woods Point and lasted in town until 1877, during the height of the gold mining days. The paper was produced twice a week; Johm Whitelaw editor. Of the 4 pages 2 were mainly covered with advertisements. Most of the news was local. We have not copied the doings of the local council and the road board, but we have copied out articles that show the growth of the town, the area, settlement and gold mining.

There are a number of articles that follow the birth and decline of the gold mining community at Gobur.

The Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express continued on a similar to the news and we have copied many of those articles. While Yea, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron are reffered to, most of the material relates to Alexandra.

The paper started in 1877 and ceased publication in 1908. It was a weekly, 4 page publication.

See a typical leading article (Alexandra5/10/1878)

Most of the main events of the KellyGang are reproduced from the main Melbourne newspapers. But in many cases the articles are the telegrams from the reporters without any background.

During the 1870s JJH McColl was the owner.

See also the National Library of Australia's web site-

Links to the KellyGang, Early Years , Fitzpatrick Incident , Mansfield Murders , Sebastopol Cavalcade , Euroa Robbery , Jerilderie Robbery , Autum 1879 , Hare replaced by Nicolson , Spring 1879 Early 1880 , Death of Aaron Sherritt , Glenrowan Siege , Ned Kellys Trial , Royal Commission , Early service , Later service , Family , Photograph Please see the Newspaper index for the articles from the paper that have been reproduced

Links to the KellyGang

Early Years

Fitzpatrick Incident 15/04/1878 Mansfield Murders 26/10/1878 Sebastopol Cavalcade 7/11/1878 Euroa Robbery 10/12/1878 Jerilderie Robbery 10/2/1879 Autum 1879 Hare replaced by Nicolson 6/7/1879 Spring 1879 Early 1880 Nicolson replaced by Hare 2/6/1880 Death of Aaron Sherritt 26/6/1880 Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880

Ned Kelly's trial Royal Commission

Later history of the pager and Mr McColl

We have put hyper links in these documents to link back to the pages for each person and place , but these links are not exhaustive. See the links to people , places etc at the top of each page. The main characters and events are not tagged but listed on the side panel