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

[SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Extra-Beilage zu No. 12 der “A. D. Z.” [Australische Deutsche Zeitung]. Tanunda, den 17 März 1871.

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Tanunda, S.A. : Australische Deutsche Zeitung, 1871. Single half-folio sheet (225 x 280 mm), printed recto only with a lithographed map showing the very latest situation in the Siege of Paris by Prussian forces; very light foxing.

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. The issue of this map demonstrates just how closely events in the Franco-Prussian War were followed by South Australia’s German community.

‘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)