Sydney Architecture Images- Gone but not forgotten

The Sydney Gazette Office Plaque 61 of the Green Plaques

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George St., cnr. Alfred St.

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Rendered brick Stone

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Office
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The Sydney Gazette Office
George St., cnr. Alfred St.

The site of The Sydney Gazette Office
Cnr. Alfred Street: A small printing press was sent out with the First Fleet and early government orders were printed by George Hughes. George Howe started Sydney’s first newspaper which was ‘printed by authority’, that is, it had to receive the Governor’s approval for all matters published. Pieces of type were found in excavations at the First Government House site where George Howe, the government printer, first put together the Sydney Gazette. Howe also published the first book in Australia the ‘New South Wales General Standing Orders’. The site is identified by a Green Plaque historic marker.

 

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