The Border Mail

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The Border Mail
Front page of The Border Mail
on 18 July 2008
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Fairfax Media
Publisher Fairfax Media
Editor Niall Boyle
Founded 24 October 1903
Headquarters 1 McKoy Street, Wodonga, Victoria, 3690, Australia

The Border Mail is a daily newspaper and online news brand published in Albury-Wodonga, Australia, serving the twin cities and the surrounding region. It was originally published as The Border Morning Mail and Riverina Times and later as the Border Morning Mail before changing its title to The Border Mail.


The first edition was printed on 24 October 1903 under the title Border Morning Mail and Riverina Times by editor Hamilton Mott and his brother Decimus, and continued publishing under that title until 19 May 1920.[1] The paper changed its title to Border Morning Mail from 20 May 1920 to 1 July 1988,[2] when it changed its title to "Border Mail".[3]

Originally published in Dean St in Albury, the paper operated from a number of Albury locations before a shift in 1999 to the former Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation headquarters in Wodonga. The paper retains offices in both cities.

A six-days-a-week tabloid, the paper predominantly covers local issues in the wider region alongside national and international news.

Its editorial and op-ed pieces tend to reflect the quiet rural conservatism of its readership.

The paper has extensively covered some of the longest-running political debates in the region, notably the variety of plans to remove a level crossing from central Wodonga and the route for the Hume Freeway bypass of Albury.

The newspapers current, and 13th, editor is Niall Boyle. Former editors include West Australian Newspapers editor-in-chief Bob Cronin, Newcastle Herald editor Heath Harrison and Di Thomas.


On 4 May 2006, the Mott family announced that they would accept a $162 million deal from John Fairfax Holdings to purchase the newspaper and its stake in the associated printing company. The deal ended over a century of family ownership.

Publication history[edit]

Publication name Commenced publication Ceased publication
Border Morning Mail and Riverina Times 1903 1920
Border Morning Mail 1920 1988
Border Mail 1988 -


Parts of the paper has been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program (ANDP) project of the National Library of Australia.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Border Morning Mail and Riverina Times". catalogue. State Library of NSW. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Border Morning Mail". catalogue. State Library of NSW. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Border Mail". catalogue. State Library of NSW. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  4. ^ "Newspaper and magazine titles". Trove Digitised newspapers and more. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

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