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Adelaide independent and cabinet of amusement
Title : Adelaide independent and cabinet of amusement Adelaide independent and cabinet of amusement
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Source : Adelaide independent and cabinet of amusement, 19 August 1841, p. 1
Date of creation : 1841
Format : Newspaper
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The Adelaide independent was an experimental weekly newspaper, and possibly the first illustrated newspaper in Australia. It was the brainchild of colourful early Adelaide auctioneer Nathaniel Hailes. Hailes wrote for various newspapers under the pen-name "Timothy Short." It was one of several newspapers printed and published by George Dehane, a disgruntled former South Australian register employee. The newspaper carried a series of pen and ink sketches or cartoons as lithographed inserts, possibly the work of the early engraver George Hamilton. The editor, Hailes, was the subject of several of the sketches. The newspaper was said to have been forced to close due to the ensuing outcry when Hailes printed a sketch of a drunken brawl which took place between bank manager Edward Stephens and wealthy land-holder Osmond Gilles following a dinner given in honour of Edward John Eyre on 26 August 1841. Hailes went on to produce the Adelaide Free Press, but unfortunately no copies of this later title have survived. Hailes became the first secretary of the South Australian Institute, forerunner to the State Library.
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Related names :

Dehane, George

Gilles, Osmond, 1788-1866

Hailes, Nathaniel, 1802-1879

Hamilton, George, 1812-1883

Stephens, Edward

Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869

Adelaide free press (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1841
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
'Another newspaper!' [advertisement], Southern Australian, 5 October 1841, p. 2
Carroll, Alison. Graven images in the promised land: a history of printmaking in South Australia 1836-1981, Adelaide: Board of the Art Gallery of South Australia, 1981
Marquis, Len. Address by Len Marquis [sound recording], 19 April 1988, OH 142/6
Peters, Allan L. Recollections: Nathaniel Hailes' adventurous life in colonial South Australia, Kent Town, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 1998
'Public dinner to Edward John Eyre Esq.' Southern Australian, 27 August 1841, p. 252-253

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