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10 November 2017 | comments: 0 | Categories: Tags:

Sir John Kirwan: My Life's Adventure

One of my early and more distinguished predecessors as Editor of the Kalgoorlie Miner was Sir John Kirwan. Sir John (pictured) was born on 2 December 1869 in Liverpool, England, and sailed on 25 May 1889 for Australia to join his brother Edmund, a journalist on the Brisbane Courier.

He worked at various regional newspapers, including Kerang, Casterton and Port Augusta, and tried his hand at prospecting before becoming part-owner with the Hocking brothers of the Kalgoorlie Miner, (...)