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Date: 1843
Issue Details: First known date: 1843... 1843 The Satirist and Sporting Chronicle
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A weekly periodical published in Sydney for a little over two months in 1843.

In his editorial in the first issue Thomas Revel Johnson Johnson states '... our object [is] to expose and repress "humbug", either [judicial], magisterial, or political. Our title will readily convey the means that will be used to effect [this] object, and though satire is to be the weapon which we shall fearlessly wield - let it be remembered we shall at all times strive to steer clear of personal scurrility. Our pages shall never be made the channel of private resentment, party bickerings, but we shall endeavor to "pursue the even tenor of our way," undauntedly pointing out whatever we deem prejudice to the public weal. It is also purposed to include the most correct sporting intelligence, and we trust that this part of our columns will not be deemed unworthy the attention of those interested in the turf, the ring, and the cockpit.'

Johnson was almost immediately 'charged with having, on the 4th instant, printed and published a certain journal, a weekly newspaper called the Satirist and Sporting Chronicle, without having first entered into the necessary recognizances as prescribed by the newspaper act.' He was found guilty and according to the Chronicle 'sentenced ... to pay a fine of £20, or be imprisoned for the period of two months. There were one or two other cases against the same defendant, but they were all postponed until Friday next.'


Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1843
    • Sydney,: Thomas Revel Johnson , 1843 .
      Link: U20564Web resource Digital copy of print publication via Australian Periodical Publications 1840-1845.
      Note/s:
      • 'Edited, Printed and Published, by Thomas Revel Johnson, at the "Satirist" office, Lower George Street, Sydney, N.S. Wales, Saturday Feb. 4, 1843'. (vol. 1, no. 1)
      • In the short time Johnson published the newspaper, the Satirist office moved from Lower George street to Prince-street, North, and to Pitt-street, South, Sydney, New South Wales.
    • Sydney,: Charles William Brown , 1843 .
      Link: U20565Web resource Digital copy of print publication via Australian Periodical Publications 1840-1845.
      Note/s:
      • The issues from 18 March to 15 April 1843 were printed and published by Charles William Brown, of Gloucester-street, Sydney, New South Wales.

Works about this Work

The Satirist 1843 single work column
— Appears in: Australasian Chronicle , 28 February vol. 4 no. 517 1843; (p. 2)
The Satirist 1843 single work column
— Appears in: Australasian Chronicle , 23 February vol. 4 no. 515 1843; (p. 2)
The Satirist 1843 single work column
— Appears in: Australasian Chronicle , 23 February vol. 4 no. 515 1843; (p. 2)
The Satirist 1843 single work column
— Appears in: Australasian Chronicle , 28 February vol. 4 no. 517 1843; (p. 2)

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

ISSN: 1440-3463
Frequency:
weekly
Range:
Vol. 1 no. 1, (Saturday, 4 February 1843) - Vol. 1, No. 11 (Saturday, 15 April, 1843)
Price:
Sixpence
Note:
Epigraph (printed under the title): "Fools are my theme - Satire be my song!"
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