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.


These newspapers are useful research tools as they are contemporary records of events in Orbost.

Physical description

A cardboard box of black/white newspapers. There are 38 issues of the Snowy River Mail from 1987. All contain news reports, articles, photographs and advertisements.