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Issue Details: First known date: 1843... 1843 The 'Tasmanian Franklin' Revived
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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.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Sydney Record vol. 1 no. 7 18 November 1843 Z1635640 1843 newspaper issue 1843 pg. 53
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Sydney Record vol. 1 no. 8 25 November 1843 Z1635674 1843 newspaper issue 1843 pg. 63
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Morning Chronicle vol. 1 no. 17 6 December 1843 Z1843508 1843 newspaper issue 1843 pg. 1

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The 'Tasmanian Franklin' 1843 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Record , 2 December vol. 1 no. 9 1843; (p. 68)
The editor notes that the insertion of Andrew Bent's advertisement ('The "Tasmanian Franklin" Revived') has been postponed owing to 'a press of important matter'. The editor, however, hopes that supporters of Bent will come forward and 'render him that assistance of which he stands in so much need'. (At the time, Bent described himself as being destitute.)
The 'Tasmanian Franklin' 1843 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Record , 2 December vol. 1 no. 9 1843; (p. 68)
The editor notes that the insertion of Andrew Bent's advertisement ('The "Tasmanian Franklin" Revived') has been postponed owing to 'a press of important matter'. The editor, however, hopes that supporters of Bent will come forward and 'render him that assistance of which he stands in so much need'. (At the time, Bent described himself as being destitute.)
Last amended 23 Oct 2013 14:43:58
Subjects:
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1843
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