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Edenhope Newspapers Digitised

Its taken a while but finally, at the request of the Edenhope & District Historical Society and with financial support from West Wimmera Shire the following newspapers have been digitised and are now available on a set of three CD’s at the Shire Offices.  The total cost is $40.00.  For sales contact Dianne Bradshaw on 03 55 859 900.  Due to copyright, articles contained on the CD’s cannot be published.

KOWREE ADVOCATE    15-10-1930 to 21-12-1983
EDENHOPE CHRONICLE   07-07-1906 , 05-02-1908 and 15-05-1908. ( single editions only.)
KOWREE  ENSIGN            05-10-1883 and 30-11-1883. ( single editions only )
KOWREE  LEADER           03-01-1913  to  14-12-1917.



The Kowree Advocate commenced on 15th October 1930 and ran through to 22 February 1995. The hard copies of these papers have been sent to Melbourne to be microfilmed and then digitised.

Two other newspapers operated in the early days. The Edenhope Chronicle operated from 22nd July 1903 to 22nd May 1908. The Kowree Shire Advertiser and Apsley, Edenhope , Harrow Advocate operated from 20th April 1888 to 31st March 1916. These two newspapers have already been micofilmed and are held at the State Library of Victoria and are accessible to the public for viewing free of charge.