162 Years of providing Victorians with news

VicNews: The Victorian News is a free online community newspaper, updated daily. 

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The Age Mast Head Jan 1 1858
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VicNews: The Victorian News is a free online community newspaper, updated daily.

VicNews is published by George Mitchell Media (a subsidiary of Geelan Media Pty Ltd ACN 640 523 593) which has a 162-year Victorian news heritage, before the Federation of Australia, when The Age was the journal of record of the then British convict colony of Victoria.

George Mitchell (the Geelan Media owner’s maternal great-great-grandfather) first started work for David Syme & Co, Melbourne, (then) publisher of The Age, in 1858 after arriving from England, aged 10.

Whilst we use the internet, twitter and social media today George used ships, trains, morse code, telephones, horses, buggies and even Antwerp pigeons to ensure Victorians got their news first. We continue that tradition today in 2021.

Nobody knows news like VicNews The Victorian News.
Reporting of and for Victorians – no matter the obstacles – since 1858. 

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