Song [Of Britain’s Fair Daughters] [song, 15 October 1840]

[Editor: An untitled song, published in the Australasian Chronicle, 15 October 1840.] Song. Of Britain’s fair daughters, whose glory and fame Have added a wreath to her time honoured name — O give me the pride of the vast southern sea, The youngest, the fairest — Australia for me! The youngest, the fairest — Australia […]

History of Australia and Australian colonization [19 August 1840]

[Editor: An article published in The Sydney Herald, 19 August 1840.] History of Australia and Australian colonization. After the visit of Tasman to Van Diemen’s Land, Australian discovery for a long period was at a stand. “The attention of European nations had been attracted by the golden fables of South America, the sunny islands of […]