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Swords, James Walter (1817–1879)

An old colonist, Mr. James Walter Swords, residing at Frankston, died on Sunday night. He arrived in Victoria in 1840, and (says the Age) worked on the staff of the Port Phillip Gazette as a reporter, afterwards assuming control ??? of that paper. He continued this connection with the journalistic profession until quite recently, his last venture being the establishment of the Dandenong Advertiser, which he gave up to his sons about three years ago, when he finally retired from business.

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'Swords, James Walter (1817–1879)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/swords-james-walter-14318/text25384, accessed 1 December 2021.

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