Fraser Coast Chronicle

Fraser Coast Chronicle
Type newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) APN News & Media
Editor Clementine Norton
Founded 1860
Language English
Headquarters Hervey Bay, Australia
2a/7 Bay Drive, Pialba
Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655
Circulation 9,550 Monday-Friday
11,095 Saturday

The Fraser Coast Chronicle is a daily newspaper serving the Fraser Coast area in Queensland, Australia. It was started as the Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser.


Charles Hardie Buzacott first published the Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay And Burnett Advertiser in Maryborough as a four-page tabloid, in his slab hut in Lennox Street in November 1860. It sold for sixpence and was read from Gayndah in the west to Childers in the north to Gympie in the south.

In 1863 Buzacott sold his interests to William Swain Roberts and Joseph Robinson, who set out to "reflect the community's wants and opinions while boldly and distinctly enunciating our own views". As the rough river town turned into a respectable city, its newspaper became a bi-weekly in 1864, a tri-weekly in 1868 and a daily in 1882.

In 1867 Mr Roberts became sole proprietor and managing editor. A Scot, Andrew Dunn from Toowoomba, joined the Chronicle in 1885, beginning a long association with the Dunn family. Through war, flood and fire the presses rolled, although, as one edition reports, it was touch and go in the 1893 Brisbane flood: "We must confess that at this hour (3am) as we are going to press the state of the flood and events just reported completely upset our anticipation of comparative safety."

Circulation growth brought the price down to twopence in 1901 and a penny in 1903.

From 25 April 1947, the title was simplified to Maryborough Chronicle.

After several shifts, Bazaar Street became the Chronicle's new home in 1957. A satellite office operated in Hervey Bay. In 1966 the Chronicle changed from broadsheet to tabloid and in 1977 it moved to offset printing.[1][2]

In 2005, the Chronicle shifted its headquarters to a new Hervey Bay office, although it continues to have a strong presence in Maryborough from its Bazaar Street office.

In March 2015, Clementine Norton was appointed as editor.[3]

Current status

The Fraser Coast Chronicle website is part of the APN Regional News Network.


The Maryborough Chronicle has been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program of the National Library of Australia.[4][5]

See also


  1. About us, Fraser Coast Chronicle. Accessed 5 March 2009.
  2. Fraser Coast chronicle (Hervey Bay [ed.] ed.), Maryborough Hervey Bay Newspaper Co, 1996, ISSN 1329-5985
  3. "Clementine Norton appointed Chronicle's new editor". Fraser Coast Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  4. "Newspaper and magazine titles". Trove. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  5. "Newspaper Digitisation Program". Trove. Retrieved 24 July 2015.

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