Work­ing to­gether for 130 years

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS - — Troy Green, Gen­eral man­ager, Tweed Shire Coun­cil

Well done on this sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone and here’s to many more years to come.

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to the Daily News on its 130th an­niver­sary.

Ever since its first edi­tion was printed in 1888, the Daily News (un­der the ban­ner of

The Tweed and Brunswick Ad­vo­cate and South­ern Queens­land Record) has pro­vided the lo­cal com­mu­nity with a vi­tal source of in­for­ma­tion.

Even though the com­mu­nity mourned the loss of daily pub­li­ca­tion in 2012, it is a tes­ta­ment to the pa­per that it em­braced the chal­lenges of me­dia in a dig­i­tal age.

When the Tweed Daily back is­sues were made avail­able on the Na­tional Li­brary of Aus­tralia’s TROVE project in 2015, lo­cal mu­se­ums and his­tory groups re­joiced in the new world of re­search op­por­tu­ni­ties, dis­cov­er­ies, and con­tent that this unlocked.

For ex­am­ple, the Tweed Re­gional Mu­seum tells me that 100 years ago on Novem­ber 4, 1918, The Tweed

Daily was re­port­ing on prepa­ra­tions to wel­come home re­turned sol­diers from World War I, the com­mu­nity fundrais­ing ef­forts of the Red Cross, the War Chest, nu­mer­ous sales of land and pro­duce, and ad­ver­tis­ing for en­tries into the Tweed River Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety’s 20th An­nual Show.

Re­ports from the Tweed Shire Coun­cil meet­ings have been printed in the Daily News since its cre­ation.

These dis­tilled re­ports were vi­tal ac­cess for the com­mu­nity into the de­ci­sions of coun­cil in a time be­fore the in­ter­net.

It was of­ten the only way lo­cal peo­ple found out what was hap­pen­ing more broadly in the com­mu­nity.

In an age where in­for­ma­tion is abun­dant, a news­pa­per’s role has never been more im­por­tant, con­tin­u­ing to pro­vide a val­ued ser­vice to the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Well done on this sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone and here’s to many more years to come.

PHOTO: SCOTT POW­ICK

LEAD­ING THE SHIRE: Tweed Shire Coun­cil gen­eral man­ager Troy Green.

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