Local newspaper

The Mercury stand

Friday, 7 January 2011

Our local newspaper is the “Mercury”. When I did a Google search today, I found there was another newspaper with the same name first published on this date in 1843 in Maitland, New South Wales.

The Hobart Mercury was not issued until 1854.

When is the earliest newspaper in your area?

Can you find the early issues online?

If you were going to publish a newspaper, would it have a theme? What would you name it?

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