The First Macedonian Newspaper in Australia

Makedonska Iskra (Macedonian Spark) was the first Macedonian newspaper to be published in Australia, from 1946 to 1957. A monthly with national distribution, it commenced in Perth and later moved to Melbourne and Sydney.

The newspaper was published at a time of great historical significance for the Macedonian people: the future Republic of Macedonia had been formed within Yugoslavia, the Greek Civil War had begun, and there was a great expectation that the Macedonian people would finally achieve a free homeland.

The newspaper provided Macedonian immigrants with news from the home country, as well as with reading material in the Macedonian and English languages. The newspaper is now a record of key historical events that shaped the Macedonian nation and of the many people and events within the Macedonian community in Australia.

Macedonian Spark was founded by Edinstvo (Unity) and the Macedonian Peoples League of Australia with the assistance of many people, among them: in Perth the editors Laurie Malco and Kiro Angelkov and assistants Michael Veloskey, Stojan Sarbinov and Naum Sharin; and in Melbourne Risto Altin and Stojche Stojchev.

Pollitecon Publications is proud to reprint Makedonska Iskra. In all 105 editions were printed, of which only three are missing here: January 1953, June 1955 and December 1955. If anyone has a copy of these please contact Pollitecon Publications.

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• October 1946 Vol 1 No 1

• November 1946 Vol 1 No 2

• December 1946 Vol 1 No 3

• January 1947 Vol 1 No 4

• February 1947 Vol 1 No 5

• March 1947 Vol 1 No 6

• April 1947 Vol 1 No 7

• May 1947 Vol 1 No 8

• June 1947 Vol 1 No 9

• July 1947 Vol 1 No 10

• August - September 1947 Vol 1 No 11

• October 1947 Vol 1 No 12

• November 1947 Vol 1 No 13

• December 1947 Vol 1 No 14

• January 1948 Vol 2 No 1

• February 1948 Vol 2 No 2

• March 1948 Vol 2 No 3

• April 1948 Vol 2 No 4

• May 1948 Vol 2 No 5

• June 1948 Vol 2 No 6

• July 1948 Vol 2 No 7

• August 1948 Vol 2 No 8

• September 1948 Vol 2 No 9

• October 1948 Vol 2 No 10

• November 1948 Vol 2 No 11

• December 1948 Vol 2 No 12

• January 1949 Vol 2 No 13

• February 1949 Vol 2 No 14

• March 1949 Vol 2 No 15

April 1949 Vol 2 No 16

May 1949 Vol 2 No 17

• June 1949 Vol 2 No 18

• July 1949 Vol 2 No 19

• August 1949 Vol 2 No 20

• September 1949 Vol 2 No 21

• October 1949 Vol 2 No 22

• November 1949 Vol 2 No 23

• December 1949 Vol 2 No 24

• January 1950 Vol 4 No 1

• February 1950 Vol 4 No 2

• March 1950 Vol 4 No 3

• April 1950 Vol 4 No 4

• May 1950 Vol 4 No 5

• June 1950 Vol 4 No 6

• July 1950 Vol 4 No 7

• August 1950 Vol 4 No 9

• September 1950 Vol 4 No 10

• October 1950 Vol 4 No 11

• November 1950 Vol 4 No 11

• December 1950 Vol 4 No 12

• Janurary - February 1951 Vol 5 No 1

• March 1951 Vol 5 No 2

• April - May 1951 Vol 5 No 3

• June - July 1951 Vol 5 No 4

• August 1951 Vol 5 No 5

• September 1951 Vol 5 No 6

• October - November 1951 Vol 5 No 7

• December 1951 Vol 5 No 8

• January 1952 Vol 6 No 1

• February - March 1952 Vol 6 No 2

• April 1952 Vol 6 No 3

• May - June 1952 Vol 6 No 4

• September 1952 Vol 6 No 5

• October 1952 Vol 6 No 6

• November 1952 Vol 6 No 7

• December 1952 Vol 6 No 8

• January 1953 Vol 7 No 1: Edition Missing
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• February 1953 Vol 7 No 2

• March 1953 Vol 7 No 3

• April 1953 Vol 7 No 4

• May 1953 Vol 7 No 5

• June 1953 Vol 7 No 6

• July 1953 Vol 7 No 7

• August 1953 Vol 7 No 8

• September 1953 Vol 7 No 9

• October 1953 Vol 7 No 10

• November 1953 Vol 7 No 11

• December 1953 Vol 7 No 12

• January 1954 Vol 8 No 1

• February 1954 Vol 8 No 2

• Mar 1954 Vol 8 No 3

• April 1954 Vol 8 No 5

• May 1954 Vol 8 No 5

• June - July 1954 Vol 8 No 6-7

• August - September 1954 Vol 8 No 8-9

• October - November 1954 Vol 8 No 10-11

• December 1954 Vol 8 No 12

• January 1955 Vol 9 No 1

• February - March 1955 Vol 9 No 2

• April - May 1955 Vol 9 No 4 - 5

• June 1955 Vol 9 No 6 : Edition Missing
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• July - August 1955 Vol 9 No 7 - 8

• September 1955 Vol 9 No 9

• October - November 1955 Vol 9 No 10 - 11

• December 1955 Vol 9 No 12 : Edition Missing
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• January 1956 Vol 11 No 1

• February 1956 Vol 10 No 2

• March 1956 Vol 10 No 3

• April 1956 Vol 10 No 4

• May - June 1956 Vol 10 No 5 - 6

• July - August 1956 Vol 10 No 7 - 8

• September - October 1956 Vol 10 No 9 - 10

• November - December 1956 Vol 10 No 11 - 12

• January 1957 Vol 11 No 1

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