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.

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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.


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Senior Lecturer