Alternative title: Bell's Life in Sydney
Date: 1847-1860
Date: 1845-1847
Issue Details: First known date: 1845... 1845
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Bell's Life in Sydney was started by Thomas Revel Johnson in 1845. George Ferrers Pickering became joint proprietor with Johnson in February 1847, and he appears to have assumed editorial responsibilities soon afterwards. The following year, the Johnson/Pickering partnership was dissolved in acrimonious circumstances, and Johnson left the newspaper. George Ferrers Pickering appears to have edited Bell's Life in Sydney from 1847 through until ca. 1868, and for most of this period was also joint proprietor (with various partners). Under Pickering's editorship, Bell's Life in Sydney became essentially a sporting newspaper, with a strong focus on horse racing. However, for much of its life it also included a theatre column, and from time to time it also published fiction and poetry, a good deal of which involved sporting and racing themes.

Notes

  • RANGE: Vol 1, No 1 (4 January 1845) - Vol 17, No 549 (6 October 1860).
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly.
  • Continued by: Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Chronicle (1860-1870).
  • Contents indexed selectively.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1845
      Sydney, New South Wales,: 1845-1860 .
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      • Publisher varies.

Works about this Work

Bell's Life in Sydney Jonathon Green , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Ozwords , October vol. 21 no. 2 2012; (p. 1-3)
Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer 1845 single work column
— Appears in: The Morning Chronicle , 4 January vol. 2 no. 131 1845; (p. 2)
Bell's Life in Sydney 1844 single work column
— Appears in: The Morning Chronicle , 16 November vol. 2 no. 117 1844; (p. 3)
This brief column welcomes the start of Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer newspaper 'at the commencement of the next year, [1845] under the management of Dr. Johnson'. The writer comments that the paper 'if conducted in the style of its prototype, Pierce Egan's chef d'ouvre, will much conduce to raise our drooping spirits these dull times.'
Bell's Life in Sydney 1844 single work column
— Appears in: The Morning Chronicle , 16 November vol. 2 no. 117 1844; (p. 3)
This brief column welcomes the start of Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer newspaper 'at the commencement of the next year, [1845] under the management of Dr. Johnson'. The writer comments that the paper 'if conducted in the style of its prototype, Pierce Egan's chef d'ouvre, will much conduce to raise our drooping spirits these dull times.'
Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer 1845 single work column
— Appears in: The Morning Chronicle , 4 January vol. 2 no. 131 1845; (p. 2)
Bell's Life in Sydney Jonathon Green , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Ozwords , October vol. 21 no. 2 2012; (p. 1-3)
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