Samuel Sidney (1813-1883) was a British author, journalist and editor. He studied and briefly practised law, but abandoned it and turned to journalism. His interest in agriculture led him to visit and write about many agricultural exhibitions. Due to the influence of his younger brother John, he became interested in Australia and they cowrote the Australian Hand-Book in 1848. It’s success led the brothers to begin a weekly journal; Sidney’s Emigrant’s Journal (1848-1849) which then became a monthly, Sidney’s Emigrant’s Journal and Traveller’s Magazine (1849-50), which was edited by Samuel. Other works include: Bristol: A Free Port (1845), Gauge Evidence: The History and Prospects of the Railway System (1846), Speed on Railways Considered in a Commercial Point of View (1847), A Voice From the Far Interior of Australia (written as A Bushman) (1847), Commercial Consequences of a Mixed Gauge on Our Railway System (1848), Railways and Agriculture in North Lincolnshire (1848), Rides on Railways (1851), The Three Colonies of Australia (1852), Gallops and Gossips in the Bush of Australia (1854) and Book of the Horse (1873).This content is for members only.