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Allan Spowers


English-born newspaper proprietor in Australia. Became junior partner in the Melbourne Argus newspaper in 1857. Returned to England and lived in London.


Aust. dict. biog., s.v. Edward Wilson; Census returns of England and Wales 1871 (The National Archives: Public Record Office RG10/26/47/26); England & Wales, national probate calendar (index of wills and administrations), 1858–1966 (, accessed 28 May 2013); London, England, births and baptisms, 1813–1906 (, accessed 28 May 2013).


Aust. dict. biog.: Australian dictionary of biography. Edited by Douglas Pike et al. 14 vols. [Melbourne]: Melbourne University Press. London and New York: Cambridge University Press. 1966–96.