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Syme, David

David Syme of Scotland started out with the intention of striking it rich in California as a gold prospector. He failed to achieve it then, and later moved to Australia.

In Australia, David Syme aquired the Melbourne Age newspaper. The circulation reached 120,000 from the 2,000 when he took it over in about ten years.

Scottish Syme was later hailed as Australia's first newspaper baron, with the Melbourne Age circa 1900 being regarded as one of the most powerful newspapers in the then British Empire.


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