Historical information

The Snowy River Mail is a weekly newspaper published in Orbost in the Shire of East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. Previously published as The Snowy River mail and Tambo and Croajingolong gazette from 1890 to 1911. The Gippsland Courier merged with the Snowy River Mail when proprietor Lachlan Ross moved to Orbost in 1910. In 1999 the paper was acquired by the Yeates family when the Hollins family retired from the newspapers business.
The paper is still being produced by the fourth generation of the Yeates family as part of East Gippsland Newspapers.
The 1950 flood was a significant event in Orbost.


This newspaper is a contemporary record of a significant local events.

Physical description

A Snowy River Mail newspaper dated 29.3.1950. It contains news articles and advertisements in black/white print. it contains an article on the flood at that time.