Bell's Life

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Bell's Life in Tasmania, 12 July 1859

Bell's Life... was a group of newspapers produced in Australia in the mid-nineteenth century based upon the English publication Bell's Life in London.

Most publications lasted a short duration. The subtitles were usually sporting chronicle.

The Sydney and Melbourne papers were precursors of the Australasian Post.


In Sydney, New South Wales it was known as Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer and had a longer publication run of 1845 to 1872.[1] Stories and articles from the Sydney paper were carried by other newspapers.[2]


In Tasmania, the subtitle was the more extensive sporting chronicle, agricultural gazette and country journal.[3]


In Melbourne, Victoria the publication was titled "Victoria", rather than the city name.[4]


In Adelaide, South Australia, the publication lasted for less than a year.[5]


The publication in Perth, Western Australia came later than other Australian versions in the 1890s, with an added phrase in the subtitle of society journal.[6]


  1. ^ Bell's life in Sydney and sporting reviewer, Pascoe, 1845, retrieved 24 May 2016
  2. ^ "From Bell's Life in Sydney". South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal. Vol. VI, no. 436. South Australia. 12 June 1851. p. 4. Retrieved 24 May 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ Bell's life in Tasmania : sporting chronicle,agricultural gazette, and country journal, Printed and published for the Proprietor byC. W. Hall, 1859-, 1859, retrieved 24 May 2016
  4. ^ Bell's life in Victoria and sporting chronicle, Melbourne, 1857, retrieved 24 May 2016
  5. ^ Bell's life in Adelaide and sporting chronicle, W.H. Hillier for D. McLeod, 1861, retrieved 24 May 2016
  6. ^ Bell's life in West Australia : a weekly sporting and society journal, Bell's Life in West Australia Newspaper Company, 1896, retrieved 24 May 2016