Science communication in early colonial Sydney

In this research program Dr Lindy Orthia is studying public science discourse in early colonial Sydney between 1788 and the 1830s.

Central to the project is a study of science in Australia's first newspaper, The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, founded in 1803.


Orthia L.A. (forthcoming 2016) ‘Laudably communicating to the world’: Science in Sydney’s public culture, 1788–1821.Historical Records of Australian Science. doi: 10.1071/HR15018.


Lindy is undertaking part of the research prorgam as an MPhil student at the ANU School of History, under the supervision of Dr Alex Cook.