Pioneer or pretender? The contradictory life of Australasian printer and publisher Benjamin Isaacs

Margaret Van Heekeren

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    2008 marks the 160'" anniversary of the first newspaper published west of the Blue Mountains, which at the time appeared to stand as an impenetrable barrier separating Sydney from the inland. The newspaper,the Bathurst Advocate, was printed and published by Benjamin Isaacs,a quixotic figure of Australasian press history. From London sEast End to Australia and New Zealand from Judaism to the Anglican faith from innovation to failure, Isaacs' life was one of extreme contrast. An archetypal 19'11 centwy pressman, he was committed to the belief that the press served as an essential institution in a developing community. He printed and/or published six newspapers throughout the course of his career, yet all ended in failure. This article is a biographical sketch of Benjamin Isaacs, which explores the life of the man who brought the first printing press over the Blue Mountains.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)85-98
    Number of pages14
    JournalAustralian Journalism Review
    Volume16
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Pioneer or pretender? The contradictory life of Australasian printer and publisher Benjamin Isaacs. / Van Heekeren, Margaret.

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