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The Adelaide Hills Producer was the earliest newspaper produced for residents of the Adelaide Hills. Its coverage including Blackwood, Echunga and Tweedvale (Lobethal). It included articles specifically covering market gardening and dairying topics as relevant to its readers' main occupations. The newspaper was published by Gordon Porteus, and printed by the Sunday Mail. The State Library set is unfortunately incomplete.
This is a free monthly newspaper distributed in Belair, Bellevue Heights, Blackwood, Eden Hills, Coromandel Valley, Glenalta, Hawthorndene, Blackwood Park, Upper Sturt, Aberfoyle Park and Flagstaff Hill.
Although the Mount Barker district was first settled in the 1840s, it was not until 1880 that the town had its own newspaper. Charles Dumas founded the Mount Barker Courier out of his printing business. The geographical coverage was from Murray Bridge and Meningie, to Victor Harbour, across to Clarendon, and up to Lobethal. Murray Bridge was particularly well reported until its own newspaper was founded in 1934. Sport was a strong focus from the beginning, especially cricket and horse racing. Politically, the Courier supported protectionism and tariffs, as well as compulsory voting.
This newspaper was published by Ebenezer Ward, a colourful 19th century politician, who was a firm advocate for the farmers he represented. Ward was elected MP for Gumeracha in 1870, and started this newspaper in that year. He advocated radical land reforms to allow more working men to become land owners. Geographical coverage is particularly strong for Gumeracha and Tungkillo, although news also appears from many of the adjacent towns.
Although the Mount Barker district was first settled in the 1840s, the town did not have its own newspaper until 1880. It was founded by printer Charles Dumas. In the nineteenth century the geographical coverage included Murray Bridge and Meningie, down to Victor Harbour, across to Clarendon, and up to Lobethal. Murray Bridge was particularly well reported until its own newspaper was founded in 1934. Sport was a strong focus from the founding of the newspaper. Politically, the Courier supported protectionism and tariffs, as well as compulsory voting. Since 1952 the newspaper has been owned by the Marston family.