Printed from Catalogue on Sunday, Oct 17 2021

Contact:, Phone: +61 (07) 3103 0391, Mobile: 0011 6723 51512 (Norfolk Mobile)

1836 - The Saturday Magazine, June 4th 1836: Sketches of New South Wales. III

Map makerSizeMap IDCondition
John William Parker 185 x 280 mmD1 / M256 / I183Very good condition. Disbound but this article still relatively tight. Very good.

The Saturday Magazine was issued by the Committee of General Literature and Education, who were supported by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. At this this time the expansion of the British empire was speeding up and people at home in England were very interested in finding out what was happening around the world.

This edition of the magazine is spread over 8 pages. Three of which discuss the culture of the 'natives' (aboriginals) of New South Wales. The picture on the front of the magazine shows the trial of an aboriginal. The scene is similar to the one depicted in the recent Australian movie "Ten Canoes", which sees an aboriginal man speared for his crime. Within the magazine there is also an interesting article about Mermaids.

The magazine's first page framed would provide a beautiful and interesting edition to any collection focusing on early Australian history and exploration.

View map online on