# 43908

BASEDOW, Martin Peter Friedrich (Frederick) (1829-1902) (editor)

[SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Australische Deutsche Zeitung. No. 2. 9 Jahrg. Tanunda, den 23. Januar 1871.

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Tanunda, S.A. : Australische Deutsche Zeitung, 1871. Folio newspaper (495 x 340 mm), 8 pp; complete; printed in German in Gothic type; includes news reports from the Australian colonies and on the Franco-Prussian war, plus two full pages with many dozens of advertisements for Adelaide and Barossa Valley businesses; subscriber’s name in pencil J. Koithan (Johann Friedrich Koithan, 1840-1889, a resident of Steinfeld in the Barossa Valley); original horizontal fold, some minor edge tears; a good clean example; [TOGETHER WITH] Extra-Blatt der “Australischen Deutsche Zeitung.” Tanunda, 17 Januar 1871. Single half-folio sheet (250 x 340 mm) printed recto only; bulletin with the latest news of the Franco-Prussian War, including the defeat of the French Loire army and capture of Orleans by Prince Friedrich Carl, and the sensational announcement that the King of Prussia has taken over the German throne, as Kaiser Wilhelm I; edges with short tears (no loss of text).

Possibly unrecorded supplement to the German-language weekly paper Australische Deutsche Zeitung, which was owned and edited by Frederick Basedow and published in Tanunda in the Barossa Valley.

‘Friedrich Basedow and his brother-in-law Charles Barton established the Tanunda Deutsche Zeitung in 1863 when its competitor Süd Australische Zeitung moved to Adelaide. In 1870 the title was changed to Australische Deutsche Zeitung, in an attempt to widen its readership. The change of title also reflected the establishment of a Melbourne edition of the newspaper, printed between 1870 and 1872. Only one copy of the Melbourne edition is known to have survived, and no issues are held by the State Library. In 1875 the two competing German language newsapers combined to become the Australische Zeitung under the editorship of Carl Muecke.’ (State Library of South Australia)