Notice [public notices, 23 January 1813]

[Editor: Two items from the public notices section of The Sydney Gazette, and New South Wales Advertiser, 23 January 1813. The first item, advertising a Commemoration Dinner, is regarding the anniversary of the founding of the colony of New South Wales (Australia Day). The second item is regarding an indentured servant who has run away […]

Effusions of Gratitude [poem, 30 January 1813]

[Editor’s note: This 1813 poem contains a rare early usage in print of the word “Australia” (see the 4th line), especially as applied to the discovered continent (i.e. as distinct from any early references to a theoretical southern land mass); this pre-dates Matthew Flinder’s recommendation of the word “Australia” in his A Voyage to Terra […]