This newspaper was founded as an alternative to the Northern Territory Times. It was felt that an independent voice was needed to be able to publish more critical remarks about the government. The owner/editor was a mining expert named RA Echlin. Until 1912 the Northern Territory was administered by the South Australian government.
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Until 1912 the Northern Territory was under the jurisdiction of the South Australian government. This newspaper was the first for the Territory, edited by Register assistant editor Richard Wells. Wells and his wife drowned in the wreck of the Gothenburg in 1875. From 1884 colourful Adelaide merchant and MP Vaiben Solomon was owner and editor of the newspaper. His editorship was noted for its forceful opinions and language.