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Date: 1838-1839
Date: 1 Oct 1835
Date: 1835
Issue Details: First known date: 1835... 1835 The Colonist
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The main object of the Colonist was 'the general diffusion of useful knowledge, and the inculcation of right principles in regard to the means of promoting the moral welfare and the general advancement of the colony of New South Wales'. (1.1 (1 January 1835): 1)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1835
Digitised issues available for the period 1 January 1835 to 31 December 1840. (Correct as of 11 December 2013.)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Henry Bull , 1835-1840 .
      • Edited, printed and published by Henry Bull, for the Proprietors, Australian College Buildings, Sydney. (Colonist, 1.40 (1 October 1835): 320)
      • Henry Bull took over the management and editorship of the Colonist on 1 October 1835 when Kenneth Munro left the newspaper to 'devote himself to agricultural pursuits'. (Colonist, 1.40 (1 October 1835): 316)

Works about this Work

Dr Lang and the 'Colonist' 1838 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Monitor , 22 January vol. 13 no. 1142 1838; (p. 3)
The writer for the Sydney Monitor replies indignantly to accusations made by the Revd. John Dunmore Lang against one of the Monitor's contributors - a man resident in England in 1838 although his family remained in New South Wales. The Monitor defends its contributor and, in turn, attacks Lang.
Humbug 1838 single work column
— Appears in: The Cornwall Chronicle , 3 March vol. 4 no. 160 1838; (p. 34)

A brief column admonishing Dr Lang [John Dunmore Lang] for publishing a favourable review of his own work, The History of New South Wales, in his own newspaper the Sydney Colonist. 'Surely', writes the Cornwall Chronicle, 'the Doctor could have found some disinterested party to have blown his trumpet for him?'

The Colonist 1838 single work column
— Appears in: Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser , 8 September vol. 36 no. 4068 1838; (p. 2)

A short paragraph on a meeting of the shareholders in the Colonist newspaper.

Libel Cases 1838 single work column
— Appears in: Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser , 8 May vol. 36 no. 4015 1838; (p. 2)

A report on libel actions listed in the Supreme Court, civil side, for July 1838. The actions involve Sydney newspapers and their editors and mainly stem from an article 'The Devil and the Man of Worth' published in the Australian Magazine, 1(3) March 1838. The list includes E. D. O'Reilly v. Edward Smith Hall of the Monitor; Edward Smith Hall v. James McEachern, the editor of the Colonist; Abraham Cohen of the Australian v. Jacob Josephson 'as the writer of a letter bearing defendant's signature, inserted in the [Sydney] Gazette' ; Jacob Josephson v. 'Messrs. Fulton and Purcell, as the writer of an article, inserted in the 3rd number of The Australian Magazine, headed "The Devil and the Man of Worth"'; Jacob Josephson v. George Cavenagh, the editor of the Sydney Gazette, 'for the publication of a letter, signed "A Subscriber" referring to the article "The Devil and the Man of Worth"'. The report also mentions 'McAlister at the suit of the Attorney-General' and Edward O'Shaughnessy v. James McEarchern. See also [Untitled], correspondence by A Subscriber (fl. 1838), published in the Sydney Gazette, 6 March 1838. The publication of 'The Devil and the Man of Worth' lead to a trial of libel, Josephson v. Fulton, in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in March 1839.

[Untitled] 1838 single work column
— Appears in: Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser , 4 January vol. 39 no. 3062 1838; (p. 2)
Short paragraph on editorial, appearance and frequency changes for the Colonist newspaper.
Untitled John Lhotsky , 1835 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Monitor , 23 May vol. 10 no. 796 1835; (p. 4)

— Review of The Colonist 1835 newspaper (68 issues)
A review essay focusing particularly on the role of the Rev'd Dr John Dunmore Lang in the Colonist's policies and writings.
Untitled i "Thou modern Hercules! whose deeds sublime,", 'Q in the Corner' , 1835 single work poetry
— Appears in: Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser , 13 August vol. 33 no. 2603 1835; (p. 3)
A Vision of Judgment i "The bell tolled twelve, I closed my book,", W. T. (fl. 1835 - 1836) , 1836 single work poetry
— Appears in: Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser , 19 April vol. 34 no. 2800 1836; (p. 4)
The Gleaner 1835 sequence poetry 'A selection of news items in verse' (Webby).
The Public v. The Press i "This was a charge of equity preferred", 1836 single work poetry
— Appears in: Sydney Times , 22 October vol. 3 no. 68 1836; (p. 2)
Mirror of the Times, or Gleaner in Rhymes i "Says Mrs Payne of Goulburn Street,", 1837 single work poetry
— Appears in: Sydney Times , 10 June vol. 4 no. 23 1837; (p. 3)

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

A Weekly Journal of Politics, Commerce, Agriculture, Literature, Science and Religion for the Colony of New South Wales
Initially weekly; later variable
vol.1 no.1 (1 January 1835) - vol. 6 no.496 (31 December 1840)
Continued by:
The Sydney Herald (1831-1842)
6s 6d per quarter ; 8s per quarter for the country (including postage)
Includes advertising.
A short advertisement for the first issue of the Colonist was inserted in Sydney newspapers in late 1834. See, for example, the Sydney Monitor, 17 December 1834, page one.
Last amended 13 Jan 2014 14:41:01
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