John Dunmore Lang

[Editor: This article provides links to some biographical information about John Dunmore Lang.] The Reverend John Dunmore Lang was born in Greenock, Scotland, on 25 August 1799. He came to Australia in May 1823. Lang was a leading figure in the Presbyterian Church, founded The Colonist newspaper, and was a Member of the Legislative Council […]

City election [the Rev. John Lang talks about Australia as a future empire, 9 September 1851]

[Editor: This brief article, an extract from the news section of the The Sydney Morning Herald of 9 September 1851, mentions the ideas of John Dunmore Lang for Australia’s future.] CITY ELECTION. — A very full meeting of Cook Ward Electors was held yesterday evening, at the Happy Vale Hotel, South Head Road, for the […]

Australian Hymn [song by the Rev. John Dunmore Lang, 1826 (republished 1835)]

[Editor: Written by John Dunmore Lang, this was published in the The Colonist (4 June 1835). Previously published in Lang’s book, Aurora Australis; or Specimens of Sacred Poetry, for the Colonists of Australia (1826) under the title “Australian Hymn: For the Native Youth of the Colony”.] Hymn, for the Native Youth of the Colony. [From […]