The Daily Mirror (Sydney)

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The Daily Mirror
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)News Limited (1959–1990)
Founder(s)Ezra Norton
Ceased publication1990
Sister newspapersThe Daily Telegraph

The Daily Mirror was an afternoon paper established by Ezra Norton in Sydney, Australia in 1941, gaining a licence from the Minister for Trade and Customs, Eric Harrison, despite wartime paper rationing. In October 1958, Norton and his partners sold his newspapers to the Fairfax Group, which immediately sold it to Rupert Murdoch's News Limited.[1] It was merged with its morning sister paper The Daily Telegraph on 8 October 1990 to form The Daily Telegraph-Mirror, which in 1996 reverted to The Daily Telegraph, in the process removing the last vestige of the old Daily Mirror.[2]

Frank McGuinness, father of journalist P. P. McGuinness, also played a role in launching the newspaper.

Charles Buttrose, father of Ita Buttrose (launch editor of Cleo magazine and subsequently editor of The Australian Women's Weekly), was a journalist on, and then the editor of, The Daily Mirror.

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  1. ^ Lawson, Valerie. "Norton, Ezra (1897–1967)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 20 September 2007.
  2. ^ Sydney's Top Papers Unite The Daily Telegraph 4 October 1990 page 1