Sunday, October 11, 2015

Newspapers and rockclimbing in Queensland

The changing role of Queensland newspapers in imagining leisure and recreation


Possibly the earliest newspaper images of climbing published in Australia: the first known women to climb Crookneck, Sara, Jenny and Etty Clark are pictured with  three male companions on the summit in 1912 (Queenslander 8 June 1912).
 
The first detailed article I wrote following four years of archival research into newspaper representations of rockclimbing in Queensland and beyond was published in the online journal ejournalist in 2001. Please visit the site and download  it (free) by clicking on the following link: The changing role of Queensland newspapers in imagining leisure and recreation.

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