Hold the press! Shock news!! The date is 28th March 1855, and The Age (Melbourne) newspaper is outraged that one of its rivals, ‘The Argus’, seems to have made a cosy deal (i.e. bribery) with the Government to get sole access to the lastest news and boost its sales! An Argus reported is to be installed on the immigration ship Empire in place of the current immigration officer, wearing a government issued uniform!! Here is the evidence…..
It’s an outrage!! An example of “Toorak diplomacy” !!