This issue of the Australasian also includes
An advertisement for the London monthly The Young Ladies' Journal. The advertisement states that the magazine 'contains suitable reading for families, ... interesting to everybody at home and abroad'.
An advertisement for bookseller Charles Muskett stating that all advertised books are sent post free 'on receipt of stamps'.
An advertisement for parts 4-8 of London Miscellany, available from Charles Muskett, bookseller.
Instructions for the 'diner-out' on the way to 'arm himself for inevitable cross-examination by young ladies, who desire, or pretend to desire, information upon the subject of and the allusions in this poem ['Lucretius'], now the talk of society'.
'Lounger' reflects on Melbourne's recent political and social events. One of his topics is the elevation of George Paton Smith to the position of Attorney General in James McCulloch's ministry. 'Lounger' includes some information on Smith's previous employment as a journalist.
Jaques provides an overview of theatrical offerings in Melbourne during the previous week, focusing particularly on the performances of the Nathan Juvenile Troupe at the Theatre Royal and noting W. B. Gill's farewell benefit at the Princess's Theatre. Jaques also reports that the Duke of Edinburgh Theatre is to re-open.
An advertisement for Charles Haddon Spurgeon's sermons 'in large quantities', available from Buzzard, Melbourne.
An advertisement to printers advising the availability of letterpress, types of all kinds, bookbinders' tools, etc from printer's broker, F. B. Franklyn.