The Quorn Mercury was and is the local newspaper published in Quorn and back issues are an excellent source of historical information about Quorn and District.  The paper was first published on 22 November 1895, and was a weekly four page spread published on Fridays.  The words "Hawker and Great Northern Courier" were printed under masthead title until 7 June 1951. The Quorn Mercury was purchased by the Transcontinental newspaper in Port Augusta in 1945, and ceased publication in 1956. Publication resumed as a monthly newsletter in April 1996, and presentation has recently improved with colour front and rear pages. The attached article from the July 2015 issue (reproduced with permission of the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) describes a visit to Quorn by Don Keneally.  

Don is the first cousin of Hon Gavin Keneally, who was ALP Member for Stuart in the House of Assembly in the South Australian Parliament from 1970 to 1989, Minister of Tourism from 1982 to 1985, Minister of Local Government from 1984 to 1985 and Minister of Transport from 1985 to 1989.  Gavin Keneally was very supportive of Pichi Richi Railway in the early years of volunteer operation.