Happy 130th birthday!

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AJP is celebrating a special birthday

Australia’s oldest journal of record – the Australian Journal of Pharmacy – is turning 130 this year.

The first edition of the then Australasian Journal of Pharmacy was published in January 1886, a full fifteen years before Federation.

NSW troops had just returned from the Sudan, our first overseas military commitment. The Victorian Football Association and SANFL were in their infancy (No VFL, let alone AFL), Rugby league didn’t exist, Australia had yet to play a Rugby Union test, and Australia went on an Ashes cricket tour it lost 3-0.

The telephone had been patented only 10 years before, Karl Benz patented the first automobile that very year. There were no radios, TVs or computers, but there was AJP.

Over the next few months we will be celebrating our history. Our may print magazine will included an overview of the history of the AJP. We will also be showing excerpts of our history – and of the history of pharmacy as it has been recorded in the AJP – on our website, newsletter and social media.

We hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane, and celebrate with us!



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