Australian Town & Country Journal, cover page, 8 January 1870

Australian Town and Country Journal was a weekly English language broadsheet newspaper published in Sydney, New South Wales, from 1870 to 1919. The paper was founded by Samuel Bennett[1] with his intention for it to be "valuable to everybody for its great amount of useful and reliable information".[2]

The paper was known for its range of topics, dealing with domestic and foreign news as well as featuring essays on literature, science and invention.[2]


The first issue of the Australian Town and Country Journal was published on 8 January 1870. The Journal ran until 25 June 1919. After 2 June 1878, when Samuel Bennett died, publication of the paper was taken over by his sons, Frank and Christopher.[2]


The paper has been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program project of the National Library of Australia.[3][4][5]

See also


  1. ^ "Australian Town & Country Journal". National Library Digitisation Project. Retrieved 28 November 2012. The page heading identifies the journal's life as 1870-1907, but the period "Jan. 8, 1870-June 25, 1919" appears in the text.
  2. ^ a b c Bryce, Merilyn J. "Bennett, Samuel (1815–1878)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Newspaper and magazine titles". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  5. ^ Brown, Jerelynn (2011). "Tabloids in the State Library of NSW collection: A reflection of life in Australia". Australian Journal of Communication. 38 (2): 107–121.

External links