The Mercury in 1874: Unusual side hustle for tradies

Glen Humphries
November 26 2023 - 12:00pm
A look at the Mercury's front page in 1974 - as was the case with newspapers around the world at the time, the front page was devoted to classified ads.
A look at the Mercury's front page in 1974 - as was the case with newspapers around the world at the time, the front page was devoted to classified ads.

Looking back at November 27, 1874

Once upon a time, the front page of newspapers around the world didn't carry news but ads.

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Glen Humphries

Glen Humphries

Senior journalist

I'm an award-winning senior journalist with the Illawarra Mercury and have well over two decades' worth of experience in newspapers. I cover the three local councils in the Illawarra for the Mercury, state and federal politics, as well as writing for the TV guide. If I'm not writing, I'm reading.

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