The Toowoomba Chronicle

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The Toowoomba Chronicle
Type Newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) APN News & Media
Founded 1922
Language English
Circulation 22,808 Monday-Friday
30,270 Saturday
Official website thechronicle.com.au

The Toowoomba Chronicle is a daily newspaper serving Toowoomba, the Lockyer Valley and Darling Downs regional areas in Queensland, Australia. The newspaper is owned by APN News & Media.

The circulation of The Toowoomba Chronicle is 22,808 Monday to Friday and 30,270 on Saturday.[1]

The Toowoomba Chronicle website is part of the APN Regional News Network.

History[edit]

The Darling Downs Gazette, founded at Drayton by Arthur Sidney Lyon, began publication in a wooden shanty on 10 June 1858. It moved to the burgeoning town of Toowoomba and merged with The Chronicle in 1922. The Chronicle, founded by Darius Hunt, began as a four penny weekly on 4 July 1861 in a coachbuilder's shop in James Street. On 4 February 1876, William Groom became sole proprietor, beginning nearly half a century of family control of a newspaper that he transformed into a powerful and persuasive political weapon.

Archibald Meston was one of the editors.[2]

In 1922 the Dunn family acquired the Gazette and the two newspapers were amalgamated as the Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs Gazette. The combined newspaper was published first on 2 October 1922. On 20 October 1969 The Chronicle format was changed from broadsheet to tabloid. The Chronicle and the Downs Star merged on 1 October 1970 under a new company Toowoomba Newspapers Pty Ltd. The newspaper was relaunched as Toowoomba's Mail in September 2003.

In 1988, Australian Provincial Newspapers Ltd (APN) acquired a 50% share in Toowoomba Newspapers.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). Average Net Paid Sales for October–December 2008 (metro and larger regional titles)/January–June 2008 (other regional titles).
  2. ^ "MR. A. MESTON.". The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 12 March 1924. p. 6. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  3. ^ The Toowoomba Chronicle. Accessed 13 March 2009.

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