The Irish Harp and Farmers' Herald (1869-1873), Adelaide
This was the ‘semi-official organ of the Roman Catholic Church.’ (Gawler Times, 22 September 1871, p. 2) However, its relationship with the church was at times strained. Bishop Shiel denounced the newspaper in 1871 for its support of Mary MacKillop at the time of her excommunication. The Franciscan, Br Charles Horan, declared the newspaper, ‘a cancer on the bosom of Catholicism.’ (Funeral oration on the Rt Rev Dr Shiel ..., p. 8) The newspaper was established by James O'Dwyer Hennessey, in part to provide more detailed home news for Irish immigrants. Charles Fox was the editor in 1871.