The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Knight, John James

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KNIGHT, John James, Australian journalist and historian: b. Hanley, England, 7 June 1863. He has worked as a journalist in Australia and England. He arrived in Australia at the age of 11, and in 1884 he joined the staff of the Brisbane Courier. Five years later he went over to the Observer as sub-editor and was made editor the following year. In 1906 be became editor-in-chief of the Courier. Knight is one of the best writers on Australian history, and especially on that of Queensland. Among his published works are ‘Brisbane, Past and Present’; ‘Australian Pioneers,’ and ‘The Story of South Africa’ (collaboration).