Freedom to libel? : Samuel Marsden v Philo Free : Australia's first libel case / edited by Peter G. Bolt and Malcolm Falloon
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- Epping, NSW : Bolt Publishing Services Pty. Ltd., 
- 414 pages : iilustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- 9780994634924 (paperback)
- Studies in Australian colonial history ; no. 6
- Studies in Australian colonial history ; no. 6. 1834-6936
This collection of essays explores the two libel cases (criminal and civil) prosecuted by Rev. Samuel Marsden against John Thomas Campbell in 1817, following the publication of the Philo Free letter. The event is examined in the various contexts of Imperial and Australasian Colonial History, Marsden historiography and biography, Australian legal history, South Seas missions history, the history of Australian indigenous missions, the freedom of the press, and normative ethics.
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- Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838 -- Trials, litigation, etc
- Church Missionary Society
- Church of England -- Clergy
- Missions, New Zealand
- Missionaries -- Australia
- Libel and slander -- Australia -- History
- Libel and slander -- Australia -- Cases
- Trials (Libel) -- Australia
- New South Wales -- History -- 1788-1851
- Australia -- Church history -- 1788-1851
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