The Evening Star  -  3 November 1979    -    The Evening Star   -  Final Edition
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page 1   -    Front Page,  Daily since 1863  -    The final Edition,  Saturday 3 November 1979

page 2 -    The Beginning   -    History of  "The Evening Star"
               article  -     The post war boom
             photos  -  Stafford st, Dunedin, 1863
                            Mr George Bell,  prop. 1869 - 1895
                            Mr C.S.Smith, director 1902 - 1943  Managing director 1923 - 1943
                            Mr C.G.Smith,  director 1917 - 1953,  chairman 1945 - 1953
                           Mr S.D.Smith,  director 1933 - 1974,  chairman  1953 - 1971
                           The Bond Street building of  "The Evening Star"  used from 1881 until 1923?

page 3 -    Editors gave long and loyal service.
              articles -      Reasons given for closing of  "Star "
                           Evening Star's death a national loss.
                           This is our lasr word.
             photos  -  Mr George Bell,  1869 - 1894,  Mr Mark Cohen,  1894 - 1920,   Mr W.F.Alexander 1920 - 1946,  Mr L.Jillett, 1947 - 1950
                            Mr W.J.Noble,  1951 - 1975  Mr P.J.Stewart,  1975 - 1978,   Mr F.R.Nicol  1978 - 1979
                         Mr Julian Smith, 1976 - 1979, 
                        Mr V.G.Cavanagh,     Mr D.S.Braithwaite,     Mr Neville Webber.

page 4 -   Excerpts from Editorials
                 article -    Look at it this way   by John Halifax

page 5 -  A Notable story  -  "The Game's Up Amy"   ---- Amy  Maud Bock.
                   A scoop is always a scoop.
                photos  -  Detective Hunt of Dunedin Central Police
                                  Nicholas Brokenshire, who worked as a journalist on the"Star"
                           Pilot Bruce Crosbie,  Neal Travis,  the 2 men had crashed in wild snow covered country between Millers Flat and Lake Onslow,  11 July 1959

page 6  -   Sports Special  -
                Pioneer sports paper  -  New Zealand's 1st  sporting paper.  Saturday 31 August 1907
                Star sporting journalism
          photo Peter Snell  breaking the tape at the Royal Athletic meeting at the Caledonian ground  15 February 1963

page 7  -   A selection from the "Star" photo-files
             article -    The Role of Advertising 
         photos  -     Abbotsford landslide 1979
                          The Hyde railway disaster 1943
                          The Exchange Star boy
                    Hayman's fire 1952

page 8  -  The Good Old "Star"  in Retrospect  -  Staff of the "Star" look back.
              articles -     The stark reality of today    -    My dream - written in the "Stars"   -   Beginnings in Bond Street.
                   Where did I get that hat  -    On behalf of all of us.  -   from the 1st edition  -     Always working against time -
    photos  -  W.J.Noble,  J.B.Thomson,  F.W.Cave,  Mary Buchanan,  Shona McFarlane,  M.R.Keane,  W.J.Sinton.


Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
29 January 2011

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