Happy birthday to history

A PACKED Maryborough City Hall sang happy 150th birthday to the Fraser Coast Chronicle last night.

It was a little premature as the paper actually turns over the 150 year mark tomorrow.

In an amazing tradition the Chronicle hasn’t missed a beat since Charles Buzacott first published it in a slab hut on November 21, 1860.

The circulation wouldn’t have been too big in those days because only 600 people lived in Maryborough.

Today it is a far different story and more than 24,000 readers will be opening the pages.

Former general managers, editors and staff joined with loyal readers and politicians to reminisce about the rich tradition of the paper.

Stories of paper boys riding into open gates in the fog and tales of startling stories were swapped during a long night of celebration.

More pictures from the event will be published in Monday’s Chronicle.



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