In late 1847 printer Benjamin Isaacs brought the first printing press over the Blue Mountains to the settlement of Bathurst, 106 miles north west of Sydney. While it was common in the 1800s for a newspaper to be established quite quickly after a settlement was founded, Bathurst had developed since 1815, more than three decades, without a local press. This paper explores the arrival of the press in Bathurst in February 1848 and the first year of community response to a local paper. This paper will explore response to the Bathurst Advocate through three lenses: subscriptions and advertising, community development and public discussion and exposition.
|Title of host publication||2nd Joint JEANZ/JEA Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Journalism downunder: the future of the media in the digital age|
|Place of Publication||Auckland|
|Publisher||School of Communication Studies, AUT University|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||Joint Journalism Education Association (JEA) and Journalism Education Association (JEANZ) Conference - Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand|
Duration: 04 Dec 2006 → 07 Dec 2006
|Conference||Joint Journalism Education Association (JEA) and Journalism Education Association (JEANZ) Conference|
|Period||04/12/06 → 07/12/06|
Van Heekeren, M. (2006). Crossing the great divide: community response to the first year of the Bathurst newspaper, the Bathurst Advocate. In 2nd Joint JEANZ/JEA Conference: Journalism downunder: the future of the media in the digital age (pp. 1-25). School of Communication Studies, AUT University.