Which Australian newspaper was the first to publish a crossword?

A few days ago, while exploring Trove, and in particular their online newspaper archives, I found myself curious about crosswords, and how long it took for them to cross the Pacific and start appearing here. I’ll leave the answer until the end of this post (scrolling isn’t exactly difficult if you’re really impatient), but it was interesting to read just how excited people were about the crossword “craze” as it happened. Since a quick search didn’t find anybody else who had bothered to find out I thought I’d share a few other articles I found on my journey.

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