The Colonist

The Colonist was a weekly English-language tabloid newspaper published in Sydney from 1835 to 1840.

The Colonist, 1 January 1835


The Colonist was founded by John Dunmore Lang with a religious and political agenda.[1] First published on 1 January 1835 by Henry Bull and J. Spilsbury, The Colonist was published from 1835 until 1840,[2] after which it was absorbed by the Sydney Herald.[3]


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

See also


  1. Isaacs, Victor (2003). Two hundred years of Sydney newspapers : a short history (PDF). North Richmond: Rural Press. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 September 2003.
  2. "The Colonist (Sydney, NSW : 1835 - 1840)". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  3. "The Sydney herald". State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  4. "Newspaper Digitisation Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  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.