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Title : Register Register
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Source : South Australian gazette and colonial register, 18 June 1836, p. 1
Date of creation : 1836
Format : Newspaper
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South Australia's first newspaper was the South Australian gazette and colonial register, later titled simply, the Register. The Register was founded by partners George Stevenson and Robert Thomas, in London, shortly before the two men and their families set sail for the new British colony of South Australia. Thomas was a Fleet Street seller of law books, and Stevenson had a varied career, but was then the editor of an English newspaper. The first issue of the newspaper was printed in London in June 1836, outlining the publishing venture, and promoting the new experimental colony.

Related names :

Stevenson, George, 1799-1856
Thomas, Robert, 1781-1860

Coverage year : 1836
Further reading :
Pitt, G.H. The press in South Australia, 1836-1850, Adelaide, S. Aust.: The Wakefield Press, 1946
Sowden, William. Our pioneer press [manuscript], 1926, PRG 41/Box 2



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