The Queenslander


The Queenslander
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The Queenslander, August 16, 1934
TypeWeekly literary magazine
Owner(s)Brisbane Newspaper Co.
Founder(s)Thomas B. Stephens
Managing editorGresley Lukin
Launched3 February 1866 (1866-02-03)
Ceased publication22 February 1939 (1939-02-22)
Sister newspapersBrisbane Courier

The Queenslander was the weekly summary and literary edition of the Brisbane Courier, the leading journal in the colony—and later, federal state—of Queensland since the 1850s. The Queenslander was launched by the Brisbane Newspaper Company in 1866, and discontinued in 1939.


The Queenslander was first published on 3 February 1866 in Brisbane by Thomas Blacket Stephens. The last edition was printed on 22 February 1939.[1]

In a country the size of Australia, a daily newspaper of some prominence could only reach the bush and outlying districts if it also published a weekly edition. Yet The Queenslander, under the managing editorship of Gresley Lukin—managing editor from November 1873 until December 1880—also came to find additional use as a literary magazine.

The paper has been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Project by the National Library of Australia.[2][3]

See also


  1. ^ "The Queenslander". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Newspaper and magazine titles". Trove. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". Trove. Retrieved 9 October 2014.

External links

  • The Queenslander (Brisbane, Queensland: 1866–1939) at Trove
  • Discover The Queenslander