Newsboys - Robert's Story

I sold the Herald at a Punt Rd intersection in the mid 1960s. In those days it was legal for kids to move among the cars, like today's windscreen cleaners. I sold the two editions of the Herald each night, and the Sporting Globe on Saturdays. My spot was the south-west corner of Punt Rd and Wellington Parade.

Occasionally a newsboy was hit – that's why there is a statue of a paperboy at the corner of Hawthorn and Balaclava Rds.


Courtesy of the State Library Victoria: Date: 1855. Creator: Grosse, Frederick, 1828-1894, engraver; Chevalier, N. (Nicholas), 1828-1902 artist. Copyright status: This work is out of copyright; No copyright restrictions apply.