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AUSTRALIA - NEW SOUTH WALES: 1821 (Dec 29) "Sydney Gazette" (soiled but the enclosed Supplement is fine) & 1841 convict's "Ticket of Leave" (ghastly condition but not surprising as the felon was required to carry it at all times); plus a few other items including South Australian 1849 (Dec 20) "Government Gazette". (Qty 5 items)
AUSTRALIA - TASMANIA: 1832-34 issues of the Hobart Town broadsheet "The Colonist" from Vol 1 No 6 (10/8/1832) to Vol 3 No 92 (8/4/1834) bound together but removed from the original volume, some faults but internally generally respectable. A wealth of social and mercantile content: researchers wanted.
AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA: Newspapers comprising broadsheet editions of "Portland Guardian" (5/2/1878, 28/9/1880 & 26/1/1886) and "Ballarat Courier" (2/6/1902), awful condition but rare. (Qty 4 items)
AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA: 1838 (Jan 8) "The Melbourne Advertiser" Vol 1 No 2 4pp hand-written!! foolscap pamphlet with shipping and trade notices, advertisements for Fawkner's Hotel (the first in Melbourne) & Fawkner's Library etc, also with a lengthy report "Particulars of the Murder of Constable Tomkins" including a correction to an error is issue #1, minor splitting at the fold reinforced with archival tape. A rare & remarkable social document of great historical merit. [This, the first Victorian newspaper, was published by the great self-promoter John Pascoe Fawkner. The first nine issues were handwritten. When type & a press arrived from Hobart Town he continued to publish weekly, until the paper was suppressed because Fawkner had no licence]
AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA: Chinese newspapers published on the Ballarat Goldfields comprising "Chinese Advertiser" (14/6/1856 & 21/6/1856) & the successor "The English & Chinese Advertiser" (28/11/1857), awful condition but rare. (Qty 3 items)
GREAT BRITAIN: Early newspapers comprising 1) "The Edinburgh Star" (21-25/12/1810), aged; 2) "Special Number of the Illustrated London News" for the death of Queen Victoria (30/1/1901), 48pp, the outer pages detached & defective but internally quite fine; & 3) "The Daily Mirror" condemning the sinking of the "Lusitania" (8/5/1915), very fine; also 4) USA "Harper's Weekly" (New York, 16/1/1864), poor.