# 27913

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

[SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Australische Deutsche Zeitung. No. 27. 9 Jahrg. Tanunda, den 7. Juli 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 light staining, but otherwise clean; a good example.

Rare single edition of 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)