W. L. Baillieu and the Growth of the Herald and Weekly Times, 1889-1931
Victorian Historical Journal, Vol. 84, No. 1, June 2013
18 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2013
Date Written: June 28, 2013
Between 1895 and 1930 William Lawrence Baillieu built one of Australia’s greatest business empires. From the 1890s he was a major shareholder in what became the Herald and Weekly Times Ltd and the financial success of the company added greatly to his wealth. He was a major player in many of the company’s critical decisions, but, while he occasionally used the company’s newspapers to boost his business interests, unlike many plutocrats he was primarily interested in newspaper ownership as a business venture rather than a vehicle for promoting his political views.
Keywords: Baillieu, Fink, Murdoch, Herald and Weekly Times Limited, News Corporation
JEL Classification: L82, N87
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