The Colonist

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The Colonist, 1 January 1835

The Colonist was a weekly English-language tabloid newspaper published in Sydney from 1835 to 1840.


The Colonist was founded by John Dunmore Lang with a religious and political agenda.[1] First published on the 1 January 1835 by Henry Bull and J. Spilsbury, The Colonist was published from 1835 until 1840,[2] after which it was absorbed by the Sydney Herald.[3]


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

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  1. ^ Isaacs, Victor (2003). Two hundred years of Sydney newspapers : a short history (PDF). North Richmond: Rural Press. p. 5. 
  2. ^ "The Colonist (Sydney, NSW : 1835 - 1840)". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Sydney herald". State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  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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