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Sir John Langdon Bonython : newspaper proprietor, politician and philanthropist / E.J. Prest
Bib ID 5746498
Format BookBook
Author
Prest, Jean
 
Description North Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2011 
xvii, 301 p., [30] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781921875465
Summary

"Newspaper magnate, politician, philanthropist. Sir John Langdon Bonython was by the end of the nineteenth century one of the leading figures in South Australia. Jean Prest's detailed biography examines Bonython's career in journalism from his beginnings as a young reporter for the Adelaide Advertiser to his long, influential tenure as the editor and owner of that newspaper. She brings to light his prominence as a liberal-progressive in South Australian political life and the politics of the new Commonwealth, and as a notable benefactor to educational and other civic institutions and to private causes"--Back cover.

Full contents
  • 1. Formative years
  • 2. Newspaper proprietor
  • 3. Reforming educationalist
  • 4. Reluctant federalist
  • 5. Member of the House of Representatives
  • 6. Trustee and commissioner
  • 7. The conservative
  • 8. The philanthropist
  • 9. Kernow Tramor (Cornishman overseas)
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [244]-293) and index.

Subjects Bonython, John Langdon, Sir, 1848-1939.  |  Journalists -- South Australia -- Biography.  |  Newspaper editors -- South Australia -- Biography.  |  Publishers and publishing -- South Australia -- Biography.  |  Politicians -- South Australia -- Biography.  |  Philanthropists -- South Australia -- Biography.  |  Australian

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