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Andrew Bent Andrew Bent i(A11606 works by)
Born: Established: 1790
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 26 Aug 1851 Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1812
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1 Advertisement Andrew Bent , 1843 single work advertisement
— Appears in: The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature , 2 September vol. 1 no. 6 1843; (p. 86) Australasian Chronicle , 6 September vol. 5 no. 593 1843; (p. 3)
An advertisement placed by Andrew Bent extolling his virtues as a printer and seeking clients in Sydney.
1 1 The 'Tasmanian Franklin' Revived Andrew Bent , 1843 single work advertisement
— Appears in: The Sydney Record , 18 November vol. 1 no. 7 1843; (p. 53) The Sydney Record , 25 November vol. 1 no. 8 1843; (p. 63) The Morning Chronicle , 6 December vol. 1 no. 17 1843; (p. 1)

This article is an extensive advertisement placed by Andrew Bent extolling his virtues as a printer and begging for support, from the Sydney public in general and newspaper proprietors in particular, as he seeks to establish a printing business in Sydney.

Bent refers to himself as the 'Oldest Master Printer in the Colonies' and quotes from Dr Lang's speech in the Legislative Council in which Lang declared Bent 'the Father of the Press of these Colonies'.

Bent asks local authors, educators and public servants to direct their printing needs to him, promising to match the price and style of London printers. By doing so, says Bent, they will 'promote Colonial Industry' and '"Advance Australia"'. They will also 'provide employment to some of the numerous Compositors walking the streets of Sydney'.

Bent made arrangements with Edward Alcock (q.v.) to establish his new printing business at the Printing Office in Jamison Street.

1 Bent's News, and N. S. Wales Advertiser Andrew Bent , 1839 single work column
— Appears in: Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser , 12 April vol. 14 no. 1332 1839; (p. 4)
A prospectus for Andrew Bent's Bent's News and New South Wales Advertiser.
1 2 y separately published work icon Bent's News and New South Wales Advertiser Andrew Bent (editor), 1839 Sydney : Andrew Bent , 1839 Z1858133 1839 newspaper
1 A. Bent, Hobart Town Andrew Bent , 1830 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Monitor , 4 September vol. 5 no. 304 1830; (p. 3)
This column, placed by Andrew Bent, appears in the advertisements section of the Sydney Monitor. It announces his intention ('having retired from the Printing Business') of re-opening his premises in Elizabeth Street, Hobart, 'as a wholesale and retail agency and commission warehouse'.
1 Untitled Andrew Bent , 1828 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Monitor , 7 February vol. 3 no. 120 1828; (p. 957)
The Monitor reproduces Andrew Bent's letter to Governor Arthur Phillip requesting a license to publish a newspaper. Bent had previously sold his copyright to the Colonial Times to James Austin, but Austin had been refused a license.

Bent's request was likewise refused - the Monitor also re-produces the response to Bent's letter in which the Colonial Secretary's office conveys the Governor's decision 'to refuse you a License to print or publish any Newspaper in this Colony'.
1 2 y separately published work icon Colonial Advocate and Tasmanian Monthly Review and Register Colonial Advocate; Tasmanian Monthly Review and Register Andrew Bent (editor), 1828 Hobart Town (1803-1880) : Andrew Bent , 1828 Z823284 1828 periodical (2 issues)
1 y separately published work icon Colonial Times, and Tasmanian Advertiser Andrew Bent (editor), 1825 Hobart Town (1803-1880) : Andrew Bent , 1825-1827 Z1919170 1825 newspaper (16 issues)

The Colonial Times, and Tasmanian Advertiser is a continuation of Andrew Bent's The Hobart Town Gazette, and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser. The title was published a day before and with numbering in tandem with The Hobart Town Gazette, published by Howe and Ross, government printers.

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