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State Library of NSW
New South Wales general standing orders issued by the Governor of New South Wales1802
The is the first book published in Australia.
Early governors of New South Wales issued daily orders which formed the legislation of the colony. The orders were circulated throughout the colony, some printed as broadsides, and others read out in church. The New South Wales General Standing Orders was printed at the Government Press by George Howe. From 5 March 1803 orders and proclamations were printed in the newly established newspaper the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser.