The Toowoomba Chronicle
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The Toowoomba Chronicle

The Toowoomba Chronicle
Owner(s)News Corp Australia
EditorSteve Etwell
News editorWill Hunter
HeadquartersToowoomba, Queensland, Australia
618 Ruthven Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350
Circulation22,808 Monday-Friday
30,270 Saturday

The Toowoomba Chronicle is a daily newspaper serving Toowoomba, the Lockyer Valley and Darling Downs regional areas in Queensland, Australia.

The newspaper is owned by News Corp Australia.[1]

The circulation of The Toowoomba Chronicle is 22,808 Monday to Friday and 30,270 on Saturday.[2]

The Toowoomba Chronicle website is part of News Corp Australia's News Regional Media network.[3]


The Darling Downs Gazette, founded at Drayton by Arthur Sidney Lyon, began publication in a wooden shanty on 10 June 1858. It moved to the burgeoning town of Toowoomba and merged with The Chronicle in 1922. The Chronicle, founded by Darius Hunt, began as a fourpenny weekly on 4 July 1861 in a coachbuilder's shop in James Street. On 4 February 1876, William Henry Groom became sole proprietor, beginning nearly half a century of family control of a newspaper that he transformed into a powerful and persuasive political weapon.

Archibald Meston was one of the editors.[4]

In 1922 the Dunn family acquired the Gazette and the two newspapers were amalgamated as the Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs Gazette. The combined newspaper was published first on 2 October 1922. On 20 October 1969 The Chronicle format was changed from broadsheet to tabloid. The Chronicle and the Downs Star merged on 1 October 1970 under a new company Toowoomba Newspapers Pty Ltd. The newspaper was relaunched as Toowoomba's Mail in September 2003.

In 1988, Australian Provincial Newspapers Ltd (APN) acquired a 50% share in Toowoomba Newspapers.[5]


The paper has been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program of the National Library of Australia.[6][7]

See also


  1. ^ Burrowes, Tim (29 December 2016) News Corp completes takeover of APN's regional newspapers, Mumbrella. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). Average Net Paid Sales for October-December 2008 (metro and larger regional titles)/January-June 2008 (other regional titles).
  3. ^ Samios, Zoe (14 March 2018) News Corp's regional Queensland publications move to premium digital subscription model, Mumbrella. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  4. ^ "MR. A. MESTON". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 12 March 1924. p. 6. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ The Toowoomba Chronicle. Accessed 13 March 2009.
  6. ^ "Newspaper and magazine titles". Trove. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". Trove. Retrieved 2015.

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