London [information received from Arthur Phillips on the First Fleet, 3-5 January 1788]

[Editor: An extract from the news section of The London Chronicle, regarding information received from Arthur Phillips on the First Fleet, during the voyage to Australia. Published in The London Chronicle, 3-5 January 1788.] London. His Majesty has received intelligence from Captain Phillips, on his passage to Botany Bay, dated from the Brazils, which states, […]

“I Dips Me Lid” to the Sydney Harbour Bridge [by C. J. Dennis, 1932]

[Editor: A promotional four-page pamphlet which uses a poem, by C. J. Dennis, regarding the finishing of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932. The poem was specifically written for Berger’s Paints, and incorporates (in three places) the widespread advertising slogan which states that Berger’s paint “keeps on keeping on”.] “I Dips Me Lid” to the […]

Food shortage worries the colony: Agricultural settlement at Parramatta [chapter 7 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 7 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 29 July 1934.] The story of Australia — VII. Food shortage worries the colony Agricultural settlement at Parramatta At first it was thought by the British Government that the new settlement at Sydney would be self-supporting in […]

Arrival of the first fleet: Convict settlement at Sydney Cove [chapter 5 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 5 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 15 July 1934.] The story of Australia — V. Arrival of the first fleet Convict settlement at Sydney Cove Very little importance was attached to the eastern coast of Australia by Captain Cook in 1770, and for […]

[The London Gazette: Arthur Phillip appointed Governor of NSW] [14-17 April 1787]

[Editor: The official announcement of the appointment of Arthur Phillip as Governor of New South Wales, published in The London Gazette (14-17 April 1787).] Whitehall, April 17. The King has been pleased to appoint James Seton, Esq; to be Captain-General and Governor in Chief of the Island of St. Vincent, in the Room of Edmund […]