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Introduction

A daily news sheet issued six days a week, Monday to Saturday, excluding public holidays. The Penguin was established in 1927 and produced in Stanley under the auspices of the Falkland Islands Government. At the time it was the most southerly daily newspaper in the world and was began at a time when there was no broadcasting system and few, if any, wireless receiving sets in the Falkland Islands. By 1928 The Penguin had a regular circulation of more than two hundred copies, a number of which were sent overseas. When local radio broadcasts started in 1929 via the re-diffusion system The Penguin also gave notice of programs as well as items of local and international news with an emphasis on international events. The Falkland Islands Government closed down the paper 30 June 1938 due to wireless receiving sets coming into general use and combined with the local broadcasting system overseas news was therefore readily accessible.

Period Covered: 1927 to 30 June 1938. Status: Incomplete set.

Missing:

  • 1927 - all; 1928 - all; 1929 - Jan-Nov; 23-24, 27-31 Dec.
  • 1930 - 2, 4-10, 15, 17 Jan; 17, 19 Feb; 6, 22 Mar; 16, Jun; 20, 30 Sep; 4, 13, 17 Oct; 29, 30 Dec.
  • 1931 - 3 Feb; 30 Nov.
  • 1933 - Feb centenary edition.
  • 1934 - Jan; Mar; 6, 9, 25 Jun; 10 Jul; Aug; 8, 10, 20, 22 Sep; 10, 14, 16-17, 24 Nov.
  • 1935 - 6-31 Mar; 6, 16-17 Apr; 14-15 May; 6, 17 Jun; 28 Oct;
  • 1936 - 23 Jun.

 

pdfThe Penguin 1929 Dec 1-12 [Partial].pdf(12.78 MB)

pdfThe Penguin 1929 Dec 13-21 [Partial].pdf(12.1 MB)

 

Copyright guide:

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