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South Gippsland Sentinel Times

Work 47 McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi Wonthaggi Victoria 3995 Work Fax: 03 5672 1888 Mobile Phone: 03 5672 3351
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Biographical Info

  • In the beginning, there were two newspapers; The Korumburra Times, started by George Mitchell on Thursday, July 7, 1892 and the Wonthaggi .Sentinel, started by Hector McCrimmon on Saturday, June 11, 1910.
  • These papers served their local communities for three quarters of a century until a decision was taken in 1973 to launch South Gippsland’s first regional newspaper, the South Gippsland Sentinel-Times, on Thursday, March 8, 1973, through the amalgamation of ‘The Sentinel’ and ‘The Times’.
  • Initially, with a combined circulation of more than 7000 copies, the newspaper has continued to grow both in circulation, to more than 10,000 copies per edition, and scope to the stage now where it offers a very comprehensive news and advertising coverage, extending to 72 pages plus.
  • Serving the rural and coastal communities of the South Gippsland and Bass Coast shires in Victoria, it has weekly sections on farming, real estate, entertainment, sport and fishing as well as a comprehensive and hard hitting general news coverage.
  • The South Gippsland Sentinel-Times is published weekly, on Tuesday morning and it is locally and independently owned.
  • It aims to be responsive to its 30,000 readers, to deliver positive outcomes for its advertisers and to be a compelling read every week.
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