Australian Town and Country Journal

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 diversity in 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 and 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. 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.
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