"The Star" Newspaper

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"The Star" Newspaper

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Having appeared for the first time in Johannesburg as "The Eastern Star", the daily newspaper was to be published on the Witwatersrand from 1889 under the name "The Star".

In the 1920s, the photographer David Barnett, brother to the late photographer Joseph Barnett, was approached by Mr C.D. Don, Editor of "The Star" from 1915 to 1938, persuading him to sell the collection of photographs to "The Star", which he did.

In 1966 the photographs of the Barnett brothers were published by "The Star" as "The Barnett Collection: a pictorial record of early Johannesburg". But the more than 2100 photographs, made by the Barnett brothers between the 1890s-1913, not only cover early Johannesburg, but a wide range of topics and locations in Southern Africa, thereby offering a rich historical glimpse through the lenses of these photographers.


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Copyright for The Star Newspaper resides with African News Agency, Cape Town, South Africa.

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