To Miss * * * * * * on Her Arrival in New South Wales [poem, 29 April 1824]

[Editor: A poem, by “Lorenzo”, dedicated to an unnamed female immigrant from Britain. Published in the Sydney Gazette, and New South Wales Advertiser, 29 April 1824.] To Miss * * * * * * on Her Arrival in New South Wales. Welcome, sweet Maid! from Britain’s shore, To Australasia’s milder plains: Tho’ these acquire one […]

Australasia [poem by William Charles Wentworth, 25 March 1824]

[Editor: This poem was written by William Charles Wentworth in 1823, when he was at Cambridge University, England. Published in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 25 March 1824. Twenty explanatory footnotes were provided with the poem. As the text contains various words, phrases, and allusions that may be unfamiliar to a number […]

[Advertisement for immigration from Britain] [27 January 1824]

[Editor: A notice advertising assistance for immigrants from the United Kingdom. Published in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 27 January 1824.] [Advertisement for immigration from Britain] NOTICE.– The Australian Company’s Agent begs to intimate to the Public, that he is ready, at all Times, to treat with Individuals resident here, for the […]

[Australian candidates for literary fame] [24 June 1824]

[Editor: An early call for a move towards a more culturally independent Australia, advocating that the Australian intelligentsia be educated in Australia rather than go overseas to study. This article is an extract from the news and editorial section of the The Sydney Gazette, 24 June 1824.] [Australian candidates for literary fame] To many of […]