South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register. Volume 1, Number 2, Adelaide, Saturday 3 June 1837
Folio,  pages printed in four columns, unbound as issued. The vertical fold of the first leaf is a little holed, just slightly affecting the printed surface on the verso; essentially a very good copy in crisp condition.
THE FIRST NEWSPAPER PRINTED IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, very rare indeed, and considerably more so than the London printing of the first number of 18 June the previous year. G.H. Pitt, in 'The Press in South Australia, 1836-1850' (1946), suggests a print run of about 100 copies, of which no more than a handful can have survived. The contents are of great interest, including proclamations issued by the Governor from December 1836 to May 1837; an account of his arrival and installation; a record of the first land sale, with the names of the buyers and prices; and the inaugural address of the Chief Justice, referring at some length to relations with the Aborigines.