AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND GAZETTE (London, England)
25 March 1854
Among other American importations, Australia is likely to have its share of Mormon propagandists. Mormon preaching has been going on in Melbourne for some time, and the body of the saints in Sydney is strong enough to support a periodical entitled Zion’s Watchman. There can be no doubt that the rapid spread of Mormonism is due to the fact that it has been persecuted in America – its founder, Joe Smith, having fallen a martyr by lynch law. Left alone, the stupid imposture would soon have died.