The Reporter was the first and for many years the only local newspaper.  The years from 1889 to 1918 have been digitized and are available for viewing on the National Library’s website Trove.  The historical society’s original copies from 1919 to 1930 have developed mould and, for occupational health and safety reasons, cannot be used any more.  The cost to digitize the papers for this period is over $9,000, and while the Whitehorse Council has provided funding for half the period, the Society still needs to raise over $4,000 to cover the balance.  Please email us [boxhillhistory@gmail.com]  for bank details if you would like to make a donation towards the project.