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Author Prest, Jean.

Title Sir John Langdon Bonython : newspaper proprietor, politician and philanthropist / E.J. Prest.

Published North Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  079.9423 BONY/PRES    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail SpC/AX  079.9423 BONY/PRES    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description xvii, 301 p., [30] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [244]-293) and index.
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)
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.
Local note SpC/AX copy signed by Author.
SpC/AX copy purchased & presented by the Friends of the Baillieu Library.
Subject 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.
ISBN 9781921875465 (pbk.)