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Post Newspapers comprises the four editions of a community newspaper covering a group of western suburbs in Perth, Western Australia.

Post
TypeWeekly
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Post Newspapers Pty Ltd
PublisherPost Newspapers Pty Ltd
EditorBret Christian
Founded1977
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersShenton Park, Western Australia
CountryAustralia
Circulation52,250
Websitewww.postnewspapers.com.au

HistoryEdit

The Post Newspapers group was established as the Subiaco Post by reporter Bret Christian and his wife Bettye in September 1977 at a house in Churchill Avenue, Subiaco. The first edition was published in September 1977. The paper moved to a former wine saloon in Keightley Road, Subiaco, in 1979, and moved again to Onslow Road in Shenton Park in 2006.

The Post started as a monthly, became fortnightly in 1978 and went to weekly publication from 26 November 1980.

While continuing to publish the Subiaco Post, the Post Newspapers developed other suburban editions: Nedlands Post in April 1978, Claremont Post in July 1978, Cottesloe Post in August 1979, Mosman Park Post in November 1980 (the Cottesloe and Mosman Park edition were combined at that time), and the Cambridge Post (formerly Floreat) in October 1981. All four are still published.

The Post's distribution area reaches as far south as North Fremantle, as far north as Wembley Downs and Woodlands, and as far east as West Perth and West Leederville.

The Post's Time Out section has arts coverage; reviews of films, books and restaurants; and an agony aunt column by Wayne and Tamara Mitchell (www.WayneAndTamara.com).

The page 4 Listening Post feature first appeared in 1989: the column includes gossipy or curious items.

A semi-regular feature is photographs of people reading the paper at well-known tourist destinations or places of historic note. The first was published in 1993, when a Nedlands resident was photographed with the Post at the top of Mt Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania. Other residents have posed with the paper at the Giza pyramids in Egypt, in front of Table Mountain in South Africa and underwater at the Great Barrier Reef.

Further readingEdit

  • Powell, Philip (1997). 20 Years of the Post. Subiaco, Western Australia: Post Newspapers. ISBN 978-0646347615.
  • Mitchell, Wayne (1998). Your Other Half. Vermont: Echo Point Books & Media, LLC. ISBN 978-0966122015.
  • Mitchell, Wayne; Mitchell, Tamara (30 April 2018). "Direct Answers by Wayne and Tamara". Shelby County News. Shelbyville, Illinois: Shelby County News Online Media. Retrieved 2 March 2019.

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