Port Phillip Gazette

The Port Phillip Gazette was the second newspaper published in Melbourne, in the then Port Phillip District and what is now Victoria, Australia. It was first published by Thomas Strode and George Arden in 1838.[1]

The first issue of the Port Phillip Gazette, a four-page weekly, appeared on 27 October 1838. From 1 January 1840 it was published bi-weekly, and in 1851 it became a daily newspaper.

Arden became the sole proprietor in 1841 but lost it to his creditors in 1842. It was later edited and published by Thomas McCombie who became editor and part proprietor in 1844.[2] It became a daily as the Times in about March 1851, with William Kerr as editor. Kerr had previously been editor of the Port Phillip Herald (1840–41) and the Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (1841–51) newspapers. The Times ceased publication on 30 June 1851.

The Gazette introduced copperplate printing to Victoria in 1839. The introduction of lithography in Victoria in 1840 also attributed to the Gazette.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brown, P. L. "Arden, George (1820–1854)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  2. ^ Farrow, Fergus. "McCombie, Thomas (1819–1869)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 7 November 2013.

Further readingEdit

  • Printers of the streets and lanes of Melbourne (1837 - 1975). by Don Hauser. Nonescript Press. Melbourne 2006.