The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Senior, William
Senior, William, journalist and author ("Redspinner"), is the angling editor of the Field. In 1873 he published "Notable Shipwrecks," which has passed through several editions. This was followed in 1875 by "Waterside Sketches"; in 1877 by "By Stream and Sea"; in 1878 by "Anderton's Angling," a novelette; in 1880 by "Travel and Trout in the Antipodes"; in 1883 by "Angling in Great Britain," being one of the handbooks issued in connection with the Great International Fisheries Exhibition; and in 1888 by "Near and Far," a book of sport in Australasia and at home. Mr. Senior is a regular contributor to periodical literature. In 1875 he accepted an appointment from the Government of Queensland as editor of the Hansard of that colony, and proceeded thither to start an official daily report of the parliamentary debates. This publication, the first of the kind ever issued in the colonies, having been most successfully established, he returned to England, after five years' residence in Queensland, and rejoined the special correspondent staff of the Daily News.