Australian Town and Country Journal

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Australian Town & Country Journal Cover page 1870

Australian Town and Country Journal was a weekly English language broadsheet newspaper published in Sydney, New South Wales between 1870 and 1919 that was founded by Samuel Bennett.[1] Bennett's intention for the paper was for it to be 'valuable to everybody for its great amount of useful and reliable information'[2]

History[edit]

The first issue of the Australian Town and Country Journal was published on 8 January 1870 and ran until 25 June 1919. After June 2, 1878 when Samuel Bennett died, the publication of the paper was taken over by his sons Frank and Christopher.[2]

The paper was known for its diversity in dealing with domestic and foreign news as well as featuring essays on literature, science and invention.[2]

Digitisation[edit]

The paper has been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program (ANDP) project of the National Library of Australia.[3] [4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Town & Country Journal". National Library Digitisation Project. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Bryce, Merilyn J. "Bennett, Samuel (1815–1878)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Newspaper and magazine titles". Trove Digitised newspapers and more. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Brown, Jerelynn (2011). "Tabloids in the State Library of NSW collection: A reflection of life in Australia". Australian Journal of Communication 38 (2): 107–121. 

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