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Stephen Sullivan (1847–1933)

Mr Stephen Sullivan, proprietor of the Daily Advertiser newspaper, Wagga, died in a private hospital at Manly yesterday after a short illness. He was in his 86th year.

The late Mr Sullivan was a native of Sydney, and was engaged in the printing trade at an early age. In 1864 he went to Wagga, where he printed the first issue of the Advertiser, then a weekly publication, and he was associated with the newspaper up to the time of his death. After several years as a member of the staff of the newspaper, Mr Sullivan purchased it, and it became a daily publication in 1912. He controlled the paper personally for over 50 years, and then handed over the managerial duties to Mr R. Johnston.

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'Sullivan, Stephen (1847–1933)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 May 2024.

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27 July, 1847
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


6 January, 1933 (aged 85)
Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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