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Pig bites baby! : stories from Australia's first newspaper

by Michael Connor

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Brilliant compilation of some of the funniest and most insightful thoughts and observations of the people living in NSW at the beginning of the 19th Century. Engrossing, informative, revealing, it provides a vivid picture of our ancestors and what they did to survive the harsh life and each other in the society that was forming roughly 20 years after European settlement. The book is divided into subjects of general interest, rather than a blow-by-blow run of letters and notices. [A chronological run can be viewed in the reproductions in print or film; hopefully they will be fully available on-line and on DVD one day]. Humour, disputes, orders, tragedies, plans, food, agriculture, viticulture, livestock, climate, behaviour, education, health and hygiene, we have it all in this wonderful work and its sibling, Volume 2 (1810-1821). ( )
  misspeggy | Jan 18, 2009 |
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The Sydney Gazette ran from 1803 to 1842. It was a tabloid, full of extraordinary human interest stories of accidents, commercial activities, recipes, convict escapes, and a thousand other details. This 1st volume of selected short extracts covers the period to 1810, when Governor Macquarie arrived and Sydney became more respectable.… (more)

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