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Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Seasons Greetings

The office of the Melbourne Observer is now closed for 2017. The final issue for 2017 has been distributed to  newsagents across Victoria. Our office will re-open at 9am on Monday, January 29. The first issue for 2018 will be published on Wednesday, February 7. We take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas, and a

New family website launched

Some readers who have a connection with the Long family may be interested in today’s relaunch of the www.Long.com.au website The website includes the Nothing Without Labour 10,000-word publication, with the first revised edition since the 1980s. The project details the arrival of James Long in Australia in November 1851, some 166 years ago. The family traces

Our 48th Birthday: TV Memories

Here is a  flashback from our first TV commercial, 48 years ago. Thanks to Chris Keating.

Welcome to our new-look website

Welcome to the Melbourne Observer’s new-look website. Since 1969, the Melbourne Observer has been Victoria’s independent weekly newspaper. Every Wednesday, you can buy your copy for $2.95 at hundreds of newsagencies across Victoria. Or read the latest issue – or back issue – online, at this website. Ash Long editor@MelbourneObserver.com.au