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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 3

Auckland, 20th April, 1889

Auckland, 20th April, 1889.

Mr Brett has sold the Observer and Free Lance to Messrs Kelly & Bauke. Mr Kelly only a short time ago was working at case in the Star office, rose to reporter, and then became the sub-editor, and he has now taken the editorship of his new venture. Mr Kelly has made a name for himself as an author and poet, and in Mr Douglas Sladen's recent book on Australasian Poets and Poetry, a selection of his work appears. The staff of the Star presented Mr Kelly with a handsome album containing an illuminated address on his leaving their office. In his hands, let us hope the Observer will become a credit to the colony—it has not borne that character hitherto.