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Title : Egotist Egotist
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Source : Egotist, 18 May 1839 p. 1
Date of creation : 1839
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Proceeds from sales of the Egotist were distributed to various charities, in particular going towards the establishment of the Adelaide Hospital. Charles Smith produced the newspaper largely to promote land sales at Port Lincoln, with Joseph Barnett as the publisher, and Archibald Macdougall was the printer. Smith spoke out in support of the Aboriginal population at a time when there was a lot of tension between the Aborigines and the white community. He also advocated gun licensing and opposed the move to close the Botanical Gardens on Sundays. There are also many humorous articles in the newspaper.
Related names :

Barnett, Joseph

Macdougall, Archibald

Smith, Charles

Adelaide Botanic Garden

Adelaide Hospital (S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1839
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Adelaide, South Australia
Region : Adelaide city,Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Peake, Andrew G. Sources for South Australian History. [Adelaide] : A.G. Peake and the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, 1998

The Wakefield companion to South Australian history. Editor Wilfrid Prest. Kent Town, S. Aust. : Wakefield Press, 2001

Internet links :
State Library of South Australia, General Information Factsheets Online: Newspapers of South Australia

State Library of South Australia, General Information Factsheets Online: Aboriginal Australia



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