- John Davies (publisher)
John Davies (
10 June 1814– 11 June 1872), co-founded the Australian newspaper "The Mercury".
Davies was a
Jewborn in London. He was transported to Hobart, Australia as a convictin August 1831, for ordering candles on someone else's account. His father had been transported to New South Walesonly a few years before.
July 5, 1854he and Auber George Jones, a Tasmanian pastoralist, published the first edition of "The Mercury".
In June, 1872, Davies opened up the theatre building (which he then owned) to
homelesspeople seeking temporary shelter due to floods. He caught a chill from which he later died, on June 11, 1872.
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