ABC Radio National Media Report: News in colonial Sydney

ABC Radio National

News dissemination in colonial Sydney‘, Media Report, 28 August 2014

Podcast (eight minutes) in which Richard Aedy and Grace Karskens discuss dissemination by word of mouth, government notices stuck on trees, ships from Britain, communication between Indigenous tribes, and, finally, the first newspaper (written to be read out loud). This newspaper, the Sydney Gazette, is available on line and reading out loud is recommended. Dr Karskens’s book is The Colony: A History of Early Sydney.

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