Title: The Melbourne Advertiser, Port Phillip
Date: January [1st] 1838.
Accession Number: MS13486
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Misc. 311

The
Melbourne Advertiser
Port Phillip Australia
No 1, Written for, and Published by, John P Fawkner
Monday January The 1st 1838, Melbourne
Vol 1st

We opine that Melbourne can=
not reasonably remain longer mark
=ed marked on the chart of advan
cing civilization without its
Advertiser....
Such being our imperial Fiat we
do intend therefore by means of
this our advertiser to throw the
resplendent light of Publicity upon
all the affairs of this New Colony
Whether of commerce of Agriculture
or of the arts and mysteries of the
Grazier All these patent roads to
wealth are thrown open to the
Adventurous Port Phillipians all
these sources of riches are about to
(or already are) become accessible to
each adventurous Colonist of Nous
The future fortunes of the rising
Melbournians will be much
accelerated by the dissemination
of intelligence consequent upon
The Press being thrown open here
But until the arrival of the print
ing material we will by means of
the Humble pen diffuse Such
intelligence as may be found ex-
pedient or as may arise.....
The energies of the present popula
=tion of this rapidly rising district
have never been exceeded in any
of the Colonies of Britain.......
Its giant like Strides have filled
with astonishment the minds of
all the neighbouring states. The
Sons of Britian languish when
debarred the use of that mighty
Engine the Press A very Small
degree of Support timely afforded
will establish a newspaper
here But until Some further
arrangements are made it
will be merely an advertising
Sheet and will be given away to
Householders

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