Friday, 13 September 2019

1138) Frederick William Ward

Frederick William Ward (1847 – 1934). Australian journalist, newspaper editor and Methodist minister.
In 1876 he left the ministry and became a journalist. In 1877 he edited the Wesleyan Weekly Advocate, then from 1879 to 1884 edited The Sydney Mail and the Echo 1883 to 1884.
From 1884 to 1890, Ward was editor of The Sydney Morning Herald. He was later editor of The Brisbane Courier until he resigned in 1898 when he was appointed leader-writer for the Melbourne Argus. He was then editor of the Sydney Daily Telegraph 1903–1914 and the Brisbane Telegraph 1916–1920.

- "Described by his lifelong friend Charles Fletcher as a big man with striking red hair and a voluminous beard..."

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