The Colonial Times was established as the Colonial Times, and Tasmanian Advertiser in 1825 in Hobart, Van Diemen's Land (known as Tasmania since 1856) by the former editor of the Hobart Town Gazette, and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser, Andrew Bent. The name was changed to Colonial Times in 1827, and the title was eventually absorbed into the Hobart Town Mercury in 1857.
- Kirkpatrick, Rod (2006), Select chronology of significant Australian press events from 1802-1850
- Kirkpatrick, Rod (2006), Select chronology of significant Australian press events from 1851-1900
- Pretyman, E.R. (1966) Bent, Andrew (1790-1851) in the Australian Dictionary of Biography (Online)
- History of the Mercury from the Mercury Print Museum.
- Digitised historic Colonial Times, and Tasmanian Advertiser from the National Library of Australia
- Digitised historic Colonial Times from the Colonial Williamsburg