The Mercury grew out of Southern Tasmania as the only newspaper in Hobart since 1854 founded by George Auber Jones and John Davies. Davies Brothers Pty Ltd publishes the daily and weekend publications. Mercury offers readers the forum for debates across print, digital and social platforms by being agenda setter in the community. Starting as The Hobart Daily Mercury in 1858, the paper has gone through various name change that the masthead is today shorten to just Mercury. The Mercury began as a family publication in 1854; the business changed hands in 1988 with News Limited later known as News Corp Australia, a subsidiary of News Corporation took over the business. The new owner of Mercury (the subsidiary of News Corporation) is also known as Davies Brothers Pty Ltd. Mercury Australia publishes other weekly rural newspaper in the Tasmanian Country including The Gazette and Treasure Island, a magazine. Headquartered in Hobart, Tasmania Australia, it maintains branches in other locations including Launceston, Burnie, and Dowsing Point. Mercury is Tasmania largest circulating newspaper with a readership base of 90,000 and circulation of 31,165 copies. The price per copy is $1.40, and it’s able to reach 92 percent of Hobart and South East region. The paper is published Monday through Friday. For more information contact the customer service on their phone number.