||To provide a checklist of 19th century Australian masonic periodicals, as a subset of a comprehensive bibliography of Australian masonic publications.
The movement towards independence of Australian masonic bodies had significant relationships with the movement towards colonial independence. Much of the impetus was reflected in, and promulgated by, the masonic press in the colonies. A listing of the colonial masonic press may provide researchers with a tool to assist further studies in this area. Masonic libraries will be both contributors to, and recipients of, this aggregation.