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The first edition of The Age

The Age is a newspaper made in Melbourne, Australia. It is owned by an Australian company called Fairfax,[1] and its first edition was on 17 October 1854.[2]

The newspaper was first made by John and Henry Cooke. They also had a merchant business called Francis Cooke and Co.. They said they would use the newspaper to help miners in the Australian Gold Rush.[3] The newspaper has become very popular since then. According to its website, it gets up to 957,000 on Saturdays.[2] The editor is Andrew Jaspan, who got the job in 2004.[4] He got in trouble in 2008 when The Age journalists agreed that he had been making it hard for them to make news reports independently.[5]


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