Originally published as The Southern Star, this weekly newspaper was delivered free to Hobartís suburban households.  From June 1990 it was published twice weekly.  In early 1992 a fee was introduced, and on 16 July 1992 the first Birth Notice was published.   From December 1996 four separate suburban editions were published weekly: The Bay-City Star, Glenorchy Star, The Eastern Shore Star and The Kingborough Star.  In September 1997 these four newspapers merged as The Star, the last edition appearing on 23 July 1998.  Copies of the newspapers are available on film in the Reference Section, the State Library of Tasmania.  Where applicable, children are indexed under both the fathersí and mothersí surnames.

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