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    Posted: 27 Mar 2010 at 07:51
Collections of old Australian newspapers some dating back to March 1803 (15 years after first settlement!) can be found here; http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/home at the National Library website.
 
I was browsing through it some months ago, but today I couldn't be bothered reading modern newspapers (old ones are so much better) and printed myself off a copy of the Sydney Gazette from 2 April, 1803.
If you wish to exchange some wheat for salt meat just arrived from the Cape you can contact Mr Evans at Parramatta, Mr Williamson at Sydney or Mr Arndell at Hawkesbury. There being no other places in Australia yet settled.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Omar al Hashim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2010 at 07:57
Sorry, that's wrong. The first settlement in Tasmainia was in 21st of Feburary 1803, but apparently they don't get any of the meat from Cape Colony
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote es_bih Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 2010 at 17:50
Nice. I've seen a site on old UK news papers that I've used for research a few times.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Omar al Hashim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 2010 at 22:31
That'd be cool. Do you have an address for that?
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I'll have to take a look.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 2010 at 02:44
Thanks for this link Omar, it really is a boon to be able to look directly at the primary sources from this early stage in the colony's history.
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It really is. That story about the salt meat I mentioned continues over the next two weeks papers.
On the 6th of April a convict named Jimmy tries to steal the salt meat from the Store in Sydney. The "centinal" and a light horsemen catch him in the act and have him arrested. By the paper on the 10th he's been tried and sentenced to death. In the next paper on the 17th we learn that Jimmy was hanged on the 13th, and the centinal was given a reward of 15 pounds stirling for services to the community.
 
He committed the crime, was tried, sentenced, and hanged in 7 days despite his remorse and attempts to return the meat. Not to mention the small fortune paid for catching the theif and turning him in.


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