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, using microfilms held by the State Library, is nearly $8,000 and while the Whitehorse Council has provided funding for half the period, and the Society has conducted a number of fundraising activities, we still need to raise nearly $1000 to cover the balance. We welcome donations to help reduce the gap balance and this can be done via this link:
Update March 2020: copies of The Reporter to 1925 are now available for viewing on Trove.