South Australia [foundation of the colony of SA, 2 November 1836]

[Editor: An article about the beginnings of the colony of South Australia. Published in The Sydney Monitor, 2 November 1836.] South Australia. We have much satisfaction in announcing that the “first fleet” of the expedition for settling another free Colony on the great Continent of New Holland, has arrived safely at its destination. It is […]

The Adieu [poem, 3 September 1836]

[Editor: A poem by “W.H.”. Published in the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 3 September 1836.] The Adieu. Yes, while affection has dominion here, That sound will softly vibrate on the ear; The scene though distant far, will still be new, Where the last words were heard — dear friend adieu. But is […]

On Friendship [poem, 13 September 1836]

[Editor: A poem by “W.H.”. Published in the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 13 September 1836.] On Friendship. Friendship, like an evergreen, Will brave the inclement blast, And still retain the bloom of spring, When summer’s days are past. And though the wintry sky should lower, And dim the cheerful day, She still […]

[News items] [28 January 1836]

[Editor: Extracts from the news section of the The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser of 28 January 1836, including news on the limited commemorations for the founding of the colony, the state of the public footpaths, and an unusual bushranging incident.] [News items] The Anniversary. — Thursday last passed off, after all, without […]

The Lansdowne Bridge [21 January 1836]

[Editor: A report on the completion of the Lansdowne Bridge, due to be opened on 26 January 1836, being the 48th anniversary of the founding of the colony of New South Wales. Published in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 21 January 1836.] The Lansdowne Bridge. This handsome and substantial structure, for the […]