The Adelaide Independent and Cabinet of Amusement

The Adelaide Independent and Cabinet of Amusement was a weekly newspaper published in Adelaide, South Australia from 5 August 1841 to 18 November 1841.

The paper, of four or five pages, was printed and published by George Dehane from premises on Morphett Street, adjacent Trinity Church.

The editor was Nathaniel Hailes[1] (1802 – 23 July 1879). He was also publisher of the Adelaide Free Press (7 October 1841 – 18 November 1841[2] may have been the sum total of its existence), and wrote Personal Recollections of a Septuagenarian, published as weekly instalments in the South Australian Register in 1877–1878, and other articles under the pseudonym "Timothy Short".[3]Adelaide Free Press was praised by the Sydney Gazette (while mistakenly calling it the Adelaide Independent), although the Gazette anticipated its early demise in an overcrowded market.[4]

Henry Hussey (1825–1903) worked as compositor for Dehane.[5] He would be better known as pastor of the Bentham Street Christian Church (with which Rev. Thomas Playford is closely identified), and author of Colonial Life and Christian Experience (1897).[6]

Dehane next published the Adelaide Examiner,[2] but dissociated himself from the issue of 21 July 1842.[7] He was also publisher of the Port Lincoln Herald.[8]

DigitizationEdit

The National Library of Australia has digitized photographic copies from 5 August 1841[9] to 18 November 1841[10] as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Project.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Early South Australia". The Observer (Adelaide). LXVII (5, 313). South Australia. 31 December 1910. p. 46. Retrieved 5 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ a b "Advertising". Adelaide Independent And Cabinet Of Amusement. I (XVI). South Australia. 18 November 1841. p. 1. Retrieved 6 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Death of Nathaniel Hailes". South Australian Register. XLIV (10, 201). South Australia. 25 July 1879. p. 5. Retrieved 5 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "South Australia". The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser. XXXIX (4825). New South Wales, Australia. 9 November 1841. p. 2. Retrieved 5 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Death of Pastor Hussey". The Register (Adelaide). XLVIII (17, 623). South Australia. 8 May 1903. p. 6. Retrieved 5 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/8512683
  7. ^ "Advertising". The Southern Australian. V (332). South Australia. 22 July 1842. p. 2. Retrieved 6 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Port Lincoln Herald". Port Lincoln Times. 4 (176). South Australia. 26 December 1930. p. 2. Retrieved 5 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/26849717
  10. ^ https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/26849786

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